00:15 Aug 12, 2014
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Philosophy
French term or phrase: l'avoir
From philosophy text.

Ils donnent a l'opinion une dimension apaisante, regulatrice, en la mutilant de la passion de l'avoir.

my crack: "mutilating it with a passion for possession." any other ideas/thoughts? (apologies on a computer with accents right now)
Charles Vidor

Summary of answers provided
4the yearning for possesion
2by mutilating it OF the passion of possessing
Sandra & Kenneth Grossman

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en la mutilant de la passion de l'avoir.
by mutilating it OF the passion of possessing

The passion for possession being the driving force of trade (stock exchange) in the capitalist society.
This should be considered in the context of the entire article.

Les Révolutions du Capitalisme- par Maurizio Lazzarato | Entre-là - http://is.gd/KZB1aM

Sandra & Kenneth Grossman
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Melissa McMahon: "mutilate of" is not English to my ears - what does it mean?
59 mins

neutral  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: I agree with "possess" but the final phrasing needs more context.
1 hr

neutral  Helen Shiner: Have to agree with Melissa - you might want to read our discussion entries, which were made before you posted.
5 hrs
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the yearning for possesion

A sugestion

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