On Translation (Thinking in Action) by Paul Ricoeur,Richard Kearney (Series Editor)

By Paul Ricoeur,Richard Kearney (Series Editor)

Paul Ricoeur used to be essentially the most very important philosophers of the 20th century. during this brief and obtainable ebook, he turns to an issue on the center of a lot of his paintings: what's translation and why is it so vital?

Reminding us that The Bible, the Koran, the Torah and the works of the nice philosophers are usually basically ever learn in translation, Ricoeur reminds us that translation not just spreads wisdom yet can swap its very that means. regardless of those threat, he argues that during a weather of ethnic and non secular clash, the artwork and ethics of translation are invaluable.

Drawing on fascinating examples equivalent to the interpretation of early Greek philosophy in the course of the Renaissance, the poetry of Paul Celan and the paintings of Hannah Arendt, he displays not just at the demanding situations of translating one language into one other yet how one neighborhood speaks to a different. all through, Ricoeur exhibits tips on how to go through existence is to navigate an international that calls for translation itself.

Paul Ricoeur died in 2005. He used to be one of many nice modern French philosophers and a number one determine in hermeneutics, psychoanalytic idea, literary idea and faith. His many books comprise Freud and Philosophy and Time and Narrative.

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