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Dictionary of untranslatables : a philosophical lexicon / edited by Barbara Cassin ; translated by Steven Rendall, Christian Hubert, Jeffrey Mehlman, Nathaniel Stein, and Michael Syrotinski ; translation edited by Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, and Michael Wood

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Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]
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Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2014.


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"First published in France under the title Vocabulaire européen des philosophies: Dictionnaire des intraduisibles (c) 2004 by Editions de Seuil."
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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. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Originally published in French, this one-of-a-kind reference work is now available in English for the first time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J.C. Young, and many more. The result is an invaluable reference for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the multilingual lives of some of our most influential words and ideas."-- Publisher's description.
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Philosophy -- Encyclopedias.
Philosophy -- Dictionaries -- French.
Electronic books.
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Cassin, Barbara, editor of compilation.
Rendall, Steven, translator.
Apter, Emily S., editor of compilaton.
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Vocabulaire européen des philosophies. English.
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Print version: 0691138702 9780691138701 (DLC) 2013008394 xxxv, 1297 pages
9780691138701 print
0691138702 print
9781784028572 electronic version