The Frontiers of the Other

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Gaetano Chiurazzi (Ed.)

Ethics and Politics of Translation

ISBN 978-3-643-90434-8
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2013
Seiten 248
Bindung gebunden
Reihe Philosophie – Sprache – Literatur

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In recent years the problem of translation has received renewed attention,
but it was 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
philosophers such as Schleiermacher, Benjamin, Ortega y Gasset,
Quine, Gadamer, Derrida, Ric ur, the contributions here presented
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.

Prof. Dr. Gaetano Chiurazzi is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Turin (Italy).