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14:02 Sep 22, 2007
French to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Philosophy
French term or phrase:où doivent se refléter les images
I understand the meaning, but I am having trouble working out something clear in English for "il en va de même de l’esprit où doivent se refléter les images".
Very rough hashing out:
Shapes are not fully revealed in the mirror and the same can be said for the mind, where images must be reflected
Les savants sont des éclaireurs, ils doivent vérifier ce qu’ils avancent avant de le proclamer. Ils ont une lourde responsabilité vis-à-vis des autres hommes, eux qui agissent sur les esprits. Le doute est de rigueur, car : «dans le miroir, les formes ne se dévoilent pas totalement» et «il en va de même de l’esprit où doivent se refléter les images.» Un voile épais fait obstacle au départ à la vérité. Ce que l’on croit vrai, peut se «confondre avec une croyance reçue…par voie d’imitation».
Hi Melissa, yes this is a contemporary academic (the article was written in March 2007) writing about a philosopher from the late 1800s. The philosopher being written about has not been translated into English.
This sounds like a philosopher writing about another philosopher - would the quoted philosopher be one who might be already translated?
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in which images are also reflected
Explanation: I think the main problem is with the word 'devoir' ... 'must' etc. just doesn't work in English, does it?
So perhaps the answer is to avoid the problem by reflecting the sense rather than trying to recreate the exact words ...
"for shapes are never wholly reflected in the mirror, and the same is true of the mind in which images are also reflected"
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