The Translator as Interpreter. A Note on «Sub quadam specie aeternitatis» in Ethics II, 44, Corollary 2.

Author/s Emanuela Scribano
Publishing Year 2023 Issue 2023/3 Language Italian
Pages 9 P. 408-416 File size 116 KB
DOI 10.3280/SF2023-003004
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Spinoza uses two different expressions to qualify adequa-­ te knowledge: sub specie aeternitatis and sub quadam specie aeternitatis. In this arti-­ cle, the Author aims to show how the translation of these expressions has shaped the interpretation of adequate knowledge.

Keywords: Spinoza, translation, eternity.

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Emanuela Scribano, Il traduttore come interprete. Nota su «Sub quadam specie aeternitatis» in Ethica II, 44, corollario 2 in "RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA" 3/2023, pp 408-416, DOI: 10.3280/SF2023-003004