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15:50 Feb 10, 2007
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German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Real Estate / Facility Management
German term or phrase: Zeitdiagnostik
"Prof. Dingsbums hat die Honorarprofessur für Medien und Zeitdiagnostik der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität"..

I've seen it left in German in a couple of English texts but I'm curious as to whether there's an Engl. equivilent..
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3 +1Diagnosis of TimeAivarasZ
4time diagnosticsKARIN ISBELL



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time diagnostics

Google definitely terms it 'time diagnostics'

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Asker: Google is useful but can't be used as "an authority" on anything. And in the example/context I gave there was not one google hit!! But thanks anyway...

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Diagnosis of Time

Karl ACHAM, The Sociology of Knowledge and Diagnosis of Time with Max Scheler und Karl Mannheim, in: P. KOSLOWSKI, Methodology of the Social Sciences, Ethics, and Economics in the Newer Historical School. From Max Weber and Rickert to Sombart and Rothacker, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York etc. 1997, 79-112. [S].

Karl ACHAM, Wissenssoziologie und Zeitdiagnostik bei Max Scheler und Karl Mannheim, in: P. KOSLOWSKI, R. SCHENK (Hg.), Jahrbuch für Philosophie des Forschungsinstituts für Philosophie Hannover 8, 1997, 68-93. [S].

Note added at 9 mins (2007-02-10 16:00:13 GMT)

Zeitdiagnostik, encouraged by the renewed interest in his thought since the 1980’s5. But no words carry more authority and eloquence on this subject than those written by Jürgen Habermas: “Social theories which are constructed as diagnosis of the times,...

Note added at 1 hr (2007-02-10 17:50:13 GMT)

Actually the term "time diagnostics" ususally means "real time diagnostics" and refers to computers, and in sociology as I have noticed it is usually "diagnosis of time".

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agree  KARIN ISBELL: 'time diagnostics' may also be an option
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  -> thank you. I have checked up - diagnostics according to dictionary actually may have the same meaning as diagnosis.
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