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The Philosophy of Translation

  • Cabaret Voltaire Zurich (map)

How does language shape our way of thinking and perceiving? Is there a universal language behind the many languages of the world? Why does language sometimes display resistance to translation with regard to the preservation of its form, meaning, style, or rhythm in another language?

Please join us at our salon in Zurich on April 1 at the historic Cabaret Voltaire as we explore questions about the philosophy of translation. We are lucky to have Dr. Jürg Berthold from the Philosophy Seminar at the UZH to guide us through the evening. His interests lie in the history of philosophy, theory of knowledge, philosophy of language, theory of philosophical discourse and the philosophy of art. One of his most recent publications includes “Presence. A conversation at Cabaret Voltaire” (2016), in which a group of researchers, architects and artists elaborate on the concept of presence, much in the same fashion that we will discuss our topic.

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Earlier Event: February 25
The Philosophy of Mind