Translated title of the contribution: WHAT DO WE NEED RETRANSLATING NIETZSCHE FOR?

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The author states low quality of Nietzsche texts' Russian translations. According to him this leads to misunderstanding of these texts, which is why Nietzsche often is called an irrationalist philosopher. I.A. Jebanoidze and K.A. Svas'yan's alternative translation strategies are analysed. The author is certain, that translation of a philosophical text has to be a precisely exact pasticcio intelligible for modern readers. As for linguistic aspect, the translation should be fine and as for psychological aspect - it should be frantic, making strong emotional impact on the reader. Otherwise the reader inevitably be estranged and distance him/herself from the text and from the author. The language is fluctuating, word meaning changes throughout centuries, which is why each cultural period should have its own translations of previous outstanding works. Therefore Nietzsche should be retranslated.
Translated title of the contributionWHAT DO WE NEED RETRANSLATING NIETZSCHE FOR?
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)24-31
Number of pages8
JournalВестник Пермского университета. Философия. Психология. Социология
Issue number3(23)
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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