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ABSTRACTION

ABSTRACTION   Reference library

Alain de Libera

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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CATEGORY, EPOCHÊ, ESSENCE, FICTION, IMAGINATION, INTELLECTUS, INTENTION, NEGATION, NOTHING, REALITY

ABSURD

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Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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The absurd is what is dissonant or is not heard (cf. Lat. surdus), and is defined as a discord

ACEDIA

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José Miguel Marinas

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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MALAISE [MELANCHOLY, SPLEEN], and DASEIN, DESENGAÑO, OIKEIÔSIS, SORGE, VERGÜENZA

Through the intermediary

ACT

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Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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“Act” comes from Latin actum, the nominalized passive past participle of agere, which means “to push ahead of

ACTOR

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Marco Baschera and Jacqueline Lichtenstein (I)

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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ACT, MIMÊSIS, PATHOS, PERSON, PRAXIS, SUBJECT

In seventeenth-century French, the word acteur still referred

AESTHETICS

AESTHETICS   Reference library

Marc Jimenez

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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➤ ART, BEAUTY, EPISTEMOLOGY, ERSCHEINUNG, GOÛT, PERCEPTION, SENSE

Because of its etymology, the term

AFFORDANCE

AFFORDANCE   Reference library

Joëlle Proust

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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DISPOSITION and ACT, ANIMAL, BEHAVIOR, CONSCIOUSNESS, LEIB, Box 1, PERCEPTION, REPRÉSENTATION,

AGENCY

AGENCY   Reference library

Étienne Balibar and Sandra Laugier

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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ACT, and ACTOR, ENGLISH, FORCE, INTENTION, LIBERTY, PATHOS, PRAXIS, SOUL,

AIÔN

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Éric Alliez

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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ETERNITY, TIME, and DASEIN, ERLEBEN, EVIGHED, GOD, HISTORIA UNIVERSALIS, HISTORY, LEIB

ALLIANCE

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Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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This is the traditional French translation of Hebrew běrit [בְרִּית] which designates the covenant between the people and

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