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By Herbert Spiegelberg

Substantial encouragement for this quantity got here from the editors and readers of the stories for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) at Northwestern collage Press. yet its publi­ cation has been made attainable purely by way of the unqualified and un­ abridged reputation of the Editorial Board of Phaenomen%gica, which on the time was once nonetheless headed by means of its founder, the overdue Professor H. L. Van Breda, who welcomed the manuscript so much generously. This makes his premature passing much more grievous to me. The stylistic replica enhancing and facts examining have been dealt with ef­ ficiently via Ruth Nichols Jackson, secretary of the Philosophy division. within the facts analyzing I additionally had the capable support of my colleague Stanley Paulson. I devote this booklet to the reminiscence of my past due brother, Dr. chern. Erwin Spiegelberg, on the time of his demise assistant professor on the collage of Rio de Janeiro, who preceded me via years in emigrating from Nazi Germany. while in 1938 he placed an finish to his lifestyles in an obvious melancholy, he additionally did so so as to not develop into a burden to his brothers, who have been near to following him. no matter what I, extra privileged in wellbeing and fitness and in possibilities within the kingdom of my adoption, were capable of do and attain in view that then has been performed with a feeling of a debt to him and of attempting to stay and paintings for him too.

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Translators deserve assistance by a central agency. Moreover there should be a center where information about the defects of important translations could be collected and made available on request. The best framework for such services could be a special critical review of translations or a special division in one of the major philosophical reviews. The present Board of Translation founded by Fritz 18 TO THE THINGS (ESSAYS ON PHENOMENOLOGy) My conclusion is that ideally only native bilinguals, equally at home in two languages and familiar even with regional variations, such as Hussed's Austriacisms, and having a thorough knowledge of the subject, have a chance to provide us with adequate equivalents of the originals.

More important, the presenting member now trained himself not only to stretch his scope of viewing but also to make others see with him. IV. THE USES AND LIMITATIONS OF GROUP PHENOMENOLOGY Assuming that the prime need at the moment is to revive the spirit of doing phenomenology by going directly to the "things," why should doing it jointly be a particularly good way? Here it is important to forestall a misunderstanding. I have no intention of opposing solitary to joint phenomenology. In fact, it is obvious that thus far most, if not all, insights in phenomenology have been achieved by pioneering individual phenomenologists with little aid from fellow phenomenologists.

Short of this, there has to be teamwork between natives of the two languages involved. , a presentation of original text and translation side by side, something which has been done only with a few briefer texts of Martin Heidegger thus far. But in no case can a conscientious reader dispense with checking on the original text, especially when the translation is hard to understand. Assuming then that enough of the original texts can shine through the mirroring substitutes of the translation to make them authentic, we can now enquire how far they lead us to the phenomena themselves.

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