Translation and Science

Publication Type:

Journal Articles

Source:

Meta, Volume 46, Number 4, p.646–663 (2001)

URL:

http://eprints.nias.res.in/4/

Keywords:

conceptual ideas, philosophy, practice of science, scientific texts

Abstract:

Both the discourse and practice of science are fundamentally related to the idea of trans- lation. The multi-semiotic nature of scientific texts makes this explicitly visible. Even at the foundational level, science is possible only because it sees the world as the given original; the response of science to the original-world shares common features with the concerns of translation. In this paper, the connections between the various conceptual ideas of translation, drawn from literature and philosophy, and science are described.

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