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The Frontiers of the Other: Ethics and Politics of Translation (Philosophie - Sprache - Literatur)

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  • ISBN-13: 9783643904348
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2013
  • Pages: 244 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.25 x 0.75 inches


In recent years, the problem of translation has received renewed attention, but it has been mostly approached from a linguistic or ontological perspective. This book focuses on another aspect, i.e. the political and ethical implications of translation. Engaged in a debate, which encompasses various philosophers - such as Schleiermacher, Benjamin, Ortega y Gasset, Quine, Gadamer, Derrida, and Ricur - the book's contributions show that translation can be considered in an ambivalent way (which has a great ethical and political significance) as an attempt to bring the other back to one's own world or, vice versa, as an attempt to open up one's own world and to experience different cultures. Translation is in fact, inevitably, an experience of alterity. (Series: Philosophy - Language - Literature / Philosophie - Sprache - Literatur - Vol. 4)

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