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strategic misrepresentation

In planning and budgeting, the tendency for those presenting projects for approval knowingly to understate costs and overstate benefits. This is a matter of deliberate policy and thus ...


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Étienne Balibar, Barbara Cassin, and Alain de Libera

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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...by the French translator (which would imply that we intended to propose alternatives) but to point out the problems they raise. We attach particular importance to the fact that Nietzsche’s text itself contains some thoughts about “translation” inasmuch as it is a process of misrepresentation ( travestissement ) that has to be given a basic anthropological meaning. No less remarkable is the fact that, given the illusions of unity that are inherent in willing, the invocation of the political metaphor (if that is what it is … ) goes hand in hand with the...