Speaking of translation, (well not really but regardless), what do people
make of Foucault's reading of Machiavelli in Security Territory Population?
On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Chetan Vemuri <aryavartacnsrn@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> That never really occurred to me. Though I'm not sure if really sounds that
> strange. I've read that kind of a sentence in other translations of other
> philosophers before.
> And I think your translation kind of repeats itself. As it is, it says "the
> games of truth and error through which being is historically constituted
> [constitutes itself historically] as experience" yet you want to put in "by
> way of" or "through" experience. Then it would read "The games of truth and
> error through which being is historically constituted [constitutes itself
> historically] through experience", etc.
> I would think "as experience" works. But I could be wrong.
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 7:57 AM, Kevin Turner <kevin.turner@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> in The Use of Pleasure, Foucault describes a history of truth in the
>> following way:
>> 'Not a history that would be concerned with what might be true in the
>> fields of learning, but an analysis of the "games of truth," the games of
>> truth and error through which being is historically constituted [constitutes
>> itself historically] as experience; that is, as something that can and must
>> be thought' (UP: 6-7).
>> What I'm specifically interested in is the part that states that "being is
>> historically constituted as experience." And what I'm wondering about is the
>> "as" in this sentence. Shouldn't this read "by experience" or "by way of
>> experience" or "through experience"?
>> It's just that "being is historically constituted as experience" some how
>> seems, and sounds, strange.
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