Apology of the Ukrainian Kantiana: a critique of the nihilistic critique of the first Ukrainian-language “Critique”

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https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2021-27-1-12

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translation, terminology, provability, counterargumentation, Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, philosophical education

Abstract

The article deals with the review of the Ukrainian translation of "Critique of Pure Reason" (CPR) from the previous issue of the magazine. The publication of I. Ivashchenko and V. Terletsky tries to prove the thesis of unsatisfactory quality of translation – the article proves the failure of this attempt. It is shown that most of the reviewers' remarks are untenable, and, most importantly, the presented material is highly insufficient to prove their thesis. Unsatisfactory text quality means not just the presence of errors in it, but their high frequency. For an expansive text, a demonstration on a representative sample is required (its approximate format is offered) – there is nothing similar in the review. Some of its remarks are terminological, which may mean high-frequency errors, due to the repetition of certain terms, but in fact the valid points of those remarks are to point out a few omissions and variability in the translation of some less important terms. The review states that the terms should be translated "everywhere in the same way", while the use of a synonym causes, and inevitably, "the destruction of the structure of the argument". The first assertion is applicable with limitations, especially in the case of CPR, which is not characterized by terminological scrupulousness, and the second is a great exaggeration. The reviewers did not demonstrate any such grave consequences of the synonymy of the terms. In fact, the review proves only that there are flaws in the translation – but this is natural, they are in any translation, in the Ukrainian one they were additionally caused by the unfavorable conditions in which it was made. To neutralize these errors, it is to develop and distribute a list of amendments to the text.

Author Biography

Ihor Burkovskyi, O.O. Potebnya Institute of Linguistics, NAS of Ukraine

PhD in Philology, Master of Philosophy, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of General Linguistics

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2021-08-11

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Burkovskyi, I. (2021). Apology of the Ukrainian Kantiana: a critique of the nihilistic critique of the first Ukrainian-language “Critique”. Filosofiya Osvity. Philosophy of Education, 27(1), 193–227. https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2021-27-1-12

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