como si se tratara de planteamientos sustitutivos

English translation: as if it were a matter of alternative approaches

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Spanish term or phrase:como si se tratara de planteamientos sustitutivos
English translation:as if it were a matter of alternative approaches
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)

22:43 Jun 28, 2011
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: como si se tratara de planteamientos sustitutivos
En definitiva, el Whistleblower ha de saber que, en su momento, se va a ver abocado a optar entre lo que Max Weber denominaba una ética de la convicción –centrada en el fin, en los valores, en los principios- y una ética de la responsabilidad –centrada en los medios, en las consecuencias y en lo que se espera del papel social que cada quien representa en un momento dado.

Esta dicotomía, naturalmente, en condiciones normales no la suelen vivir quienes toman decisiones dentro de los contextos profesionales **como si se tratara de planteamientos sustitutivos**. De hecho la tendencia y lo deseable es a evitar que dichos contextos hayan de enfrentar al sujeto ante la opción del todo o nada.
Lisa McCarthy
Spain
Local time: 03:57
as if it were a matter of alternate approaches
Explanation:
After reminiscing about the possible meaning of this, I feel this may be it.

In other words, it depends on which hat, or in this case, whether an administrator or a whistleblower

Mike

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Note added at 7 days (2011-07-06 18:05:11 GMT) Post-grading
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My pleasure, Lisa - Mike
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Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 21:57
Grading comment
Thanks, Mike!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



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3 +4as if it were a matter of alternate approaches
Michael Powers (PhD)


  

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23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
as if it were a matter of alternate approaches


Explanation:
After reminiscing about the possible meaning of this, I feel this may be it.

In other words, it depends on which hat, or in this case, whether an administrator or a whistleblower

Mike

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Note added at 7 days (2011-07-06 18:05:11 GMT) Post-grading
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My pleasure, Lisa - Mike

Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 21:57
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PRO pts in category: 773
Grading comment
Thanks, Mike!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ClaraVal: Yes, or "alternative". :-)
12 mins
  -> yes, "alternative" - thank you, Mike

agree  anademahomar
1 hr
  -> Thank you, anademahomar - Mike

agree  Jenni Lukac (X): I like ClaraVal's "alternative."
8 hrs
  -> Yes, I also prefer "alternative" - Mike

agree  James A. Walsh
10 hrs
  -> Thank you, James - Mike
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