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English translation: spiral, helix

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Turkish term or phrase:sarmal
English translation:spiral, helix
Entered by: Özden Arıkan
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03:56 Sep 25, 2000
Turkish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Philosophy
Turkish term or phrase: sarmal
From an article in 'Cumhuriyet' about '12 eylül' and its effect on the younger generation:

Kültür dünyasının bilgi, akıl, bilinç sarmalında yükselişine değil, içeriğini ve anlamını pek de bilmeden tanıştıkları 'postmodern' denen bir düşünsel dünyanın aklı umursamayan, bilimi küçümseyen, inanç adı altında hurafelere bile yeşil ışık yakan sefil sığlığında kulaç atmak, onları tedirgin etmiyor.

'Sarmal' is used here in a way that does not correspond to its usual meaning of 'spiral'.
Tim Drayton
Cyprus
Local time: 11:05
sarmal spiral,helix,
Explanation:
this is a concept but not just a word.
It is dialectical helix or spiral of knowledge.Contrary to idealist circular knowledge approach materialist (dialictic) approach developed an epistomological point of view taking knowledge developing as (not simple circles but) but spiral way upward. idealst approcah claimed there was no new things to learn or new knowedge but only repating the past(circular). Like aristotle's books was accepted as conculusive in middel ages.
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1964
Turkey
Local time: 12:05
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Thank you for this amazingly detailed answer. I have cross referenced the information and it is exactly right. So, this wasn't a translation problem at all, but one of philosophy.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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na +1sarmal spiral,helix,
1964
naLadder, steps...Ayse White


  

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39 mins
Ladder, steps...


Explanation:
It is actually used as a spiral but you have to picture the spiral in your mind and connect it with the sentence here. It is like a ladder and you start from bottom and go your way up to top. So the cultural world is going up the ladder of conscious, wisdom and information..Cultural world is improving -enhancing-getting better-it's way in those sectors. This is my interpretation of the word.
You can even say the world of information, wisdom and conscious. Sarmal is not the most essential word here to give the sentence it's meaning.
Hope it helps.


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Ayse White
United States
Local time: 04:05
Native speaker of: Turkish
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sarmal spiral,helix,


Explanation:
this is a concept but not just a word.
It is dialectical helix or spiral of knowledge.Contrary to idealist circular knowledge approach materialist (dialictic) approach developed an epistomological point of view taking knowledge developing as (not simple circles but) but spiral way upward. idealst approcah claimed there was no new things to learn or new knowedge but only repating the past(circular). Like aristotle's books was accepted as conculusive in middel ages.


    or any epistomology book.
1964
Turkey
Local time: 12:05
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you for this amazingly detailed answer. I have cross referenced the information and it is exactly right. So, this wasn't a translation problem at all, but one of philosophy.

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