in the order of beingムfor a thing cannot act

Japanese translation: 事物の存在という点からは、まず実体があり、それから行動がある・・・なぜなら

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English term or phrase:in the order of beingムfor a thing cannot act
Japanese translation:事物の存在という点からは、まず実体があり、それから行動がある・・・なぜなら
Entered by: kokuritsu

06:11 Apr 16, 2005
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Philosophy
English term or phrase: in the order of beingムfor a thing cannot act
It is only through its activity that we come to understand the nature of a thing; for activity discloses to us precisely what a thing is. The reason for this is that a thing acts according to the powers of its nature. For example, dogs bark, ducks quack, plants grow and reproduce, birds fly, and human persons reason and laugh, etc. Thus, activity precedes essence in the order of human knowing, while essence precedes activity in the order of beingムfor a thing cannot act unless it first exists as a certain kind of thing.
sasuke
Local time: 18:36
事物の存在という点からは、まず実体があり、それから行動がある・・・なぜなら
Explanation:
I happened to read the same document written by D.M.(anonymized)on the web.
The reading of the document prompted me to render the last sentence Sasuke-san gives as follows:

「・・・故に事物の存在という点からいえば、まず実体があって、それから行動があるということになる。なぜなら、事物が最初にそれなりの事物として存在しない限り行動はあり得ないからだ。一方で、ヒトの側での認知という点でいえば、まず行動があって、それから実体があるということになる。・・・」

Regarding the title of your question, my understanding is that “for” which precedes the last clause should be a conjunction, not a preposition. And I’d like to represent “essence” here as “実体、本体 or 実在(true substance).”
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事物の存在という点からは、まず実体があり、それから行動がある・・・なぜなら


Explanation:
I happened to read the same document written by D.M.(anonymized)on the web.
The reading of the document prompted me to render the last sentence Sasuke-san gives as follows:

「・・・故に事物の存在という点からいえば、まず実体があって、それから行動があるということになる。なぜなら、事物が最初にそれなりの事物として存在しない限り行動はあり得ないからだ。一方で、ヒトの側での認知という点でいえば、まず行動があって、それから実体があるということになる。・・・」

Regarding the title of your question, my understanding is that “for” which precedes the last clause should be a conjunction, not a preposition. And I’d like to represent “essence” here as “実体、本体 or 実在(true substance).”


kokuritsu
Local time: 18:36
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