Tuesday, April 10, 2012
In NDPR, Michael Ehrmantraut reviews The Concept of Time.
The "extreme use of the passive" in these texts may then not be simply an awkward stylistic idiosyncrasy of a difficult author, but rather a form of discourse that is most appropriate to Dasein and the way in which it can "come to word" and thus "show itself." More generally, one is here led to wonder whether the expectations of publishers and readers for the easy readability and intelligibility of translated works may not sometimes be inherently at odds with the conditions of genuine understanding of the matters at issue.
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