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English translation: condition of possibility

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German term or phrase:Möglichkeitsbedingung
English translation:condition of possibility
Entered by: Mag. Sabine Senn
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15:42 Jan 19, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Philosophy
German term or phrase: Möglichkeitsbedingung
it is about Kant and Boas

"Die Art und Weise des Denkens und Wahrnehmens des Subjektes wiederum (....) findet ihre Möglichkeitsbedingung in der jeweiligen Kultur bzw. Tradition."
Mag. Sabine Senn
Local time: 06:31
possibility condition/condition of its possibility
Explanation:
The literal translation could actually work, I think.

This is, according to Strauss, Spinoza's "political testament" and a "neutral consideration of the possibility condition [Möglichkeitsbedingung] for the restoration of the Jewish state"[38]. In other words, with this statement Spinoza did not express any wish or desire for a possible restoration of the Jewish state, but merely discussed the condition of its possibility.

http://etext.virginia.edu/journals/tr/volume3/puccinini.html

If we were a bit simplistic, we could say that making statements is equivalent to lining up a series of words. However, this activity is not randomly performed; it follows a certain number of rules described in the English grammars that we sometimes consult. In conjunction with the lexicon (the units being combined, e.g., words), these rules constitute the possibility conditions for our innumerable statements.

http://www.signosemio.com/Wittgenstein/a_jeux.asp


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possibility condition/condition of its possibility


Explanation:
The literal translation could actually work, I think.

This is, according to Strauss, Spinoza's "political testament" and a "neutral consideration of the possibility condition [Möglichkeitsbedingung] for the restoration of the Jewish state"[38]. In other words, with this statement Spinoza did not express any wish or desire for a possible restoration of the Jewish state, but merely discussed the condition of its possibility.

http://etext.virginia.edu/journals/tr/volume3/puccinini.html

If we were a bit simplistic, we could say that making statements is equivalent to lining up a series of words. However, this activity is not randomly performed; it follows a certain number of rules described in the English grammars that we sometimes consult. In conjunction with the lexicon (the units being combined, e.g., words), these rules constitute the possibility conditions for our innumerable statements.

http://www.signosemio.com/Wittgenstein/a_jeux.asp


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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 23:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 33
Grading comment
Thanks a lot Kim!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tilman Lichter
22 mins

agree  mill2: condition(s) of possibility is the fixed term for Kant - here: find their conditions of possibility
1 hr

agree  SusieZ: Condition of possibility - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condition_of_possibility
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agree  kavorka
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