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What's Lost in Translation?

There is a subtle agreement here with Benjamin's insightful realization that interpretation creates all for-me's of knowledge. If this is true, which I think it has its merits, I have to ask, what's lost in translation? Forever forgotten or pluralistically propagated with random attribution errors?

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What's Lost in Translation?

All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.

- Walter Benjamin (1892-1940)

I was Lost, But Now I am Found, Lost in Translation - Another planksip Möbius

I was Lost, But Now I am Found, Lost in Translation - Another planksip Möbius

What's Lost in Translation?

There is a subtle agreement here with Benjamin's insightful realization that interpretation creates all for​-​me​'​s of knowledge. If this is true, which I think it has its merits, I have to ask, what's lost in translation? Forever forgotten or pluralistically propagated with random attribution errors? Misinterpreted and misguided, this approach makes the assumption that a theory of sort, unanimous amongst our intellectual elite, may exist as false or partially false knowledge. Here interpretation may simply buttress our ignorance. Your response should be, "ya but eventually, the truth makes it's way out." We can both nod in agreement, in a silent singularity of thought, enlightened and humbled maybe even humiliated if our epiphany is viewed by others as woke. This brings me to my next point, and that is one where my tongue is in my cheek each and every time I direct the "compliment" of woke to a fellow interlocutor, provocateur or creature of our cancel culture. How should this be interpreted as knowledge? You be the judge, of yourself that is!


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