Re: translation nightmare

I was not actually asking for help - just pointing out some of the
difficulties for translators! I am fascinated by the way some of
Foucault's work has been translated in to English. As Stuart Elden
points out the difference is clear from the context. Here Foucault is
drawing a difference between empirical knowledge (information that
one accumulates -connaissance) and spiritual knowledge (ie knowledge
which produces self transformation). As Stuart points out it is a
rather different characterisation from the one one finds in The
Archaeology of Knowledge.

>I might be able to help for this translation problem but I remain
>unsure of the
>question. If I get it right, the question would be: what is the difference
>between savoir et connaissance? And if so, could you quote a few sentences in
>order to contextualize?
>Selon Clare O'Farrell <panopticon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> How about this for a translation nightmare! : 'savoir de
>> connaissance' (p. 296 L'hermeneutique de soi). Both words translate
>> into English as knowledge. Anybody else read this book? I like it a
>> lot better than vols 2 and 3 of History of Sexuality.
>> --
>> Clare
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>Franois Gagnon
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>Dpartement de Communication
>Universit de Montral
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Clare O'Farrell
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