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This paintings explores the elemental interrelation of philosophy and translation. through learning the conceptions of translation within the works of Plato, Seneca, Heidegger, Davidson, Walter Benjamin and Freud, Andrew Benjamin finds the interaction among the 2 disciplines not just of their dating to language yet at a deeper, cognitive point. within the post-structuralist presence, the concept that of a continuing but illusive "true" that means has misplaced its highbrow authority, whereas nonetheless final an issue. the very fact of translation turns out to defy the idea that which means is reducible to its part phrases. but to claim that the reality of the problem is greater than the sum of its elements is to problem the very foundations of what it truly is to speak, to appreciate and to understand. during this research, Andrew Benjamin units out simply any such new idea of phrases.

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