On the Japanese Translation of Bernard Suits, The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia: キリギリスの哲学―ゲームプレイと理想の人生 (Romanization: kirigirisu no tetsugaku―gēmupurei to risō no jinsei. Lit.: The Philosophy of the Grasshopper: Game-playing and the ideal life)

Shigeki Kawatani, T. Yamada

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Abstract

The Japanese translation of Bernard Suits's The Grasshopper was published in 2015. We report in this article the background of the translation, the way our project was operated, some notable difficulties we had and the impact that our translation has had so far. The description of the difficulties with translation touches upon how we interpreted the terms ‘lusory’ and ‘prelusory’. This article also includes an appendix describing the history of how the word ‘grasshopper’ has been translated into Japanese.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-476
Number of pages6
JournalSport, Ethics and Philosophy
Volume13
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Suits
  • The Grasshopper
  • lusory
  • Japanese
  • translation

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