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Re: Translation project: Plato's Cave Allegory

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Saturday, April 3, 1999, 16:44
On Fri, 2 Apr 1999, Tom Wier wrote:

> Hey, all! I've thought of what might be a fun new translation project > for the list: the passage in Plato's dialogue, the Republic, called "The > Allegory of the Cave". While not directly related to language, it > discusses the nature of how humans perceive the world around them, > and so could be seen as touching on psycholinguistics. It's kinda long, > so it might be a little challenging, both from a sociocultural view and from > just the sheer amount of translation required. But who knows? We > might learn a lot about what our concultures/languages. > > Here's a good link: > <> > > (It's a dialogue, between Socrates [the "I" of the passage], and Glaukon > [here called "Grey"], his interlocutor.) > >
It think I will pass this time - a little to ambitious, especially for a language of a people so profoundly unphilosophical as the Charyans.