intuiciones poéticas

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03:38 May 14, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - History
Spanish term or phrase: intuiciones poéticas
buenas tardes, espero que estén teniendo un buen fin de semana.
Quería saber si, ¿intuiciones poéticas se podría traducir al inglés como poetic insights? ¿Acaso suena muy calcado del español? ¿Tienen alguna otra sugerencia?

Aquí les dejo el contexto:
"En tal sentido, hay que destacar la fuerza del mito, en sociedades a todo lo ancho del planeta y a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad, como memoria y como explicación del “pasado”. Pero si la historiografía está basada en “intuiciones poéticas”, como arguye White, ¿no implica esto que ella también es (o puede ser) una forma de mito?"

Gracias adelantadas.
Iulianna Rosario

Summary of answers provided
4 +4poetic insights
Robert Carter
4Poetic intuition
Marcela Trezza

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
poetic insights

Yes, I fully agree with your idea of "poetic insights", Iulianna.
I did a brief search for "poetic insights"+white and came across the references below, relating to comments on historiography by Hayden White.

(I'm inclined to give this a CR of 5, but as the asker hasn't posted the full name of the "White" referred to in the source text, I'll leave it at 4)

According to White, this mythos clouds Hegel's philosophical history insofar as it 'was
meant to explicate the presuppositions and forms of thought by which the essentially
poetic insights of the historian can be gathered into consciousness and transformed into
a Comic vision of the whole process'.

As Hayden White, the leading figure in the movement, put it: “any historical object can sustain a number of equally plausible descriptions or narratives of its processes.”21
...Since “the possible modes of historiography,” White argued, were “in reality formal­ izations of poetic insights that analytically precede them,” and since none of these poetic insights had a more legitimate claim to being “realistic” than any of the others, the historian’s choice of an interpretative strategy did not depend on what best captured “reality”: the choice was “ultimately aesthetic or moral rather than epistemological.”28 The conclusion, shocking to old- fashioned historians, was that “we are free to conceive ‘history’ as we please, just as we are free to make of it what we will.”29

Robert Carter
Local time: 05:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8

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agree  Charles Davis
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agree  franglish
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agree  Muriel Vasconcellos
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agree  David Ronder
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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Poetic intuition

"poetic intuition"

Parece una traducción muy literal pero esta frase existe. Buscalo en Google y van a saltar muchos artículos.

Note added at 13 hrs (2018-05-14 16:53:22 GMT)

Marcela Trezza
Local time: 06:40
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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