via medina

19:37 May 27, 2016
This question was closed without grading. Reason: Answer found elsewhere

English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Philosophy
English term or phrase: via medina
Hi everyone,

I'm a Translation student and I'm trying to translate a philosophy text by Mary Magada-Ward called "why pragmatists should not be cyborgs"
I have to translate the text (actually a portion of it) from English to Spanish and I have found some difficulties when looking up an equivalent for the words I have indicated.

"My aim is to show that the classical pragmatism of Peirce and James provides a via medina between the enforcement of entrenched dichotomies and the morass of complete boundary confusion."

what does via medina mean?
Catalina Campos
Local time: 21:04

Summary of answers provided
4 +1vía media
Charles Davis

Discussion entries: 3



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
vía media

There are a number of streets in Italy called via Medina, but I don't think it means anything as a philosophical term in English. But via media (which is Latin for middle way or middle path) certainly does, and fits the context perfectly, so I'm sure this is a typo and that the "n" should not be there.

It's the same in Spanish, vía media, but with an accent on vía, because it's been Hispanicised.

Note added at 1 hr (2016-05-27 20:52:55 GMT)

The published text has "via medina", but that doesn't mean it's not a typo. Many published texts contain typos.

Charles Davis
Local time: 21:04
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 20

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  JohnMcDove: Pues como digo siempre: "el que tiene boca se equivoca" y "el que tiene tecla se equivecla"... ;-) /./ Sin duda, me recuerda un artículo de Reverte en el que hablaba de los "gazapos" en sus propias obras... (te lo incluyo en la discussion).
46 mins
  -> Gracias, John :) Así es, y es ley de vida que por mucho que compruebes un texto de antemano, siempre queda algún error y te fijas en él en cuanto recibes la publicación.
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Your current localization setting


Select a language

Term search
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search