By Andrew Benjamin
This engrossing research, first released in 1989, explores the fundamental mutuality among philosophy and translation. by way of learning the conceptions of translation in Plato, Seneca, Davidson, Walter Benjamin and Freud, Andrew Benjamin unearths the interaction among the 2 disciplines not just of their courting to language, but additionally at a deeper, cognitive level.
Benjamin engages all through with the crucial tenets of post-structuralism: the idea that of a relentless but illusive ‘true’ that means has misplaced authority, yet is still an issue. the actual fact of translation turns out to defy the idea that ‘meaning’ is reducible to its part phrases; but, to assert that the ‘truth’ is greater than the sum of its elements, we're difficult the very foundations of what it really is to speak, to appreciate, and to understand. In Translation and the character of Philosophy, the writer units out his personal conception of language in gentle of those concerns.
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Translation and the Nature of Philosophy (Routledge Revivals): A New Theory of Words by Andrew Benjamin