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ABSTRACTION

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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

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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

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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

ANALOGY

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Alain de Libera

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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➤ COMPARISON, CONNOTATION, GOD, HOMONYM, IMAGE, LOGOS, PARONYM, PREDICATION, SENSE, SIGN

ANIMAL

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Natalie Depraz

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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➤ AFFORDANCE, LEIB, LIFE/LEBEN, LOGOS, NATURE, PHANTASIA, SOUL, SUBJECT

Today, we tend to

ANSCHAULICHKEIT

ANSCHAULICHKEIT (GERMAN)   Reference library

Catherine Chevalley

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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INTUITION and ANALOGY, EPISTEMOLOGY, ERSCHEINUNG, PERCEPTION, REPRÉSENTATION, SACHVERHALT, SIGN

Since the 1930s the

ANXIETY

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Pascal David

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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➤ CARE, DASEIN, IL Y A, MALAISE, NEGATION, NOTHING, SORGE, TO BE

The

APPEARANCE

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The word “appearance” is ambiguous from the outset, since it sometimes points toward the phenomenon, the objectivity of what appears

APPROPRIATION

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Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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1. “Appropriation,” borrowed from Late Latin appropriatio, was used especially in medicine (in the sense of assimilation) and in

ARGUTEZZA

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Jean-François Groulier

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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WITTICISM, AND BAROQUE, COMPARISON, CONCETTO, GENIUS, GOÛT, IMAGE, IMAGINATION, INGENIUM,

ART

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Dominique Chateau

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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➤ AESTHETICS, BEAUTY, BILDUNG, GENIUS, GOÛT, INGENIUM, MIMÊSIS, NATURE, PHANTASIA, TABLEAU

ASPECT

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Sarah de Voguë, Rémi Camus, Maryse Dennes, Ilse Depraetere, Sylvie Mellet, Albert Rijksbaron, and Maria Tzevelekou

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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TIME, and ESTI, JETZTZEIT, LANGUAGE, MOMENT, PRESENT, SPEECH ACT, TO BE

The

ATTUALITÀ

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Charles AlunniI

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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ACT, and AGENCY, AUFHEBEN, ESSENCE, ESTI, FORCE, ITALIAN, PRAXIS, REALITY,

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