Featured eBook in Philosophy – Dictionary of Untranslatables : A Philosophical Lexicon/ Apter, Emily S., Rendall, Steven, Cassin, Barbara; Princeton U.P. (2013)

Dictionary of Untranslatables : A Philosophical Lexicon

” First published in France under the title Vocabulaire europeen des philosophies: Dictionnaire des intraduisibles (c) 2004 by Editions de Seuil. This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy–or any–translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities.” — Publisher’s introduction

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