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    On Translation (Thinking in Action) (Paperback) By (author) Paul Ricoeur, Foreword by Richard Kearney, Translated by Eileen Brennan

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    DescriptionPaul Ricoeur was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this short and accessible book, he turns to a topic at the heart of much of his work: What is translation and why is it so important? Reminding us that The Bible, the Koran, the Torah and the works of the great philosophers are often only ever read in translation, Ricoeur reminds us that translation not only spreads knowledge but can change its very meaning. In spite of these risk, he argues that in a climate of ethnic and religious conflict, the art and ethics of translation are invaluable. Drawing on interesting examples such as the translation of early Greek philosophy during the Renaissance, the poetry of Paul Celan and the work of Hannah Arendt, he reflects not only on the challenges of translating one language into another but how one community speaks to another. Throughout, Ricoeur shows how to move through life is to navigate a world that requires translation itself. Paul Ricoeur died in 2005. He was one of the great contemporary French philosophers and a leading figure in hermeneutics, psychoanalytic thought, literary theory and religion. His many books include Freud and Philosophy and Time and Narrative.


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    Title
    On Translation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Ricoeur, Foreword by Richard Kearney, Translated by Eileen Brennan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 72
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415357784
    ISBN 10: 0415357780
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25200
    BIC subject category V2: CFP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI021000, PHI026000
    DC22: 418.02, 418/.02
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: P306 .R53713 2006
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: QD, CFP
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    31 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    St Patrick's College, Dublin City University, Ireland
    Review quote
    'One of the most distinguished and prolific philosophers of his generation.' - The Daily Telegraph
    Table of contents
    Introduction by Richard Kearney: Ricoeur's Philosophy of Translation Translation as Challenge and Source of Happiness The Paradigm of Translation A "Passage": Translating the Untranslatable