Philosophy has a lot to do with language: it has been one of the most popular disciplines among philosophers since the late 19th century, but it was certainly important even before that. Because no matter how much you think, without language you cannot exchange ideas and discuss them with others. You must have some language. This applies to any science, but intuitively it seems a bit more important to philosophy. After all, people don’t talk about lab setup and protocol data, but about something like moral laws, the certainty of dying one day, or the importance of abstract art.
There is also the idea in colloquialism that some words are specific to some languages and cannot really be translated into others. In German, this idea persists with reference to comfort, security or home, among other things. Some expressions such as Zeitgeist or Weltschmerz have been adopted as loan words in some foreign languages. Since an extraordinarily large number of important philosophical works appeared in the German-speaking region for nearly 200 years from the 18th century, it is no surprise that German philosophical terminology has many nuances that are sometimes difficult to translate. Is. In English, for example, soul cannot be reproduced 100 percent as “mind”, and it is also difficult to differentiate between experience and experience.
But the fact that people who are at home in different languages would somehow think incompatible is dismissed. If one clearly has different philosophies in different languages, it is not because fundamentally different things are going on in the head. Nevertheless, in non-English-speaking philosophy (or at least a large part of it) one tries to keep one’s own language and not change the philosophy profession entirely to English. So it is largely agreed that there is no such philosophical content that cannot be expressed in any foreign language – with the same effort if necessary – but at the same time it is necessary to include philosophy in the same language. There will be a big loss. How does it fit together?
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