Posted: Nov 11, 2010 6:28 pm
by katja z
sanja wrote:
Will S wrote:
I'd, respectfully, suggest that, in a discussion forum of this kind, participants should present their own arguments (which, of course, will in many cases involve paraphrasing what they're read or heard somewhere else.)

Of course, in some cases, a participant may persuade others to read some particular recommended book or article. However, I don't think it's reasonable to expect other participants to read anything other than what's actually posted to the forum - especially when, as seems to be the case here, the article is written in a language of which I have no knowledge, and where I'd have to rely on a Google translation!

I suggest that you're asking rather too much of me! :(

You are completaly right.
And I never do such things on serbian or croatian forums, where I do not have problems to express my thoughts properly.
But I just do not feel able to discuss some complex issues in english :(
That's why I did it.
Sorry.

I will try to think of some example I could translate in english properly.

Sanja, the text you linked is about Henri Bergson. Bergson being a major French thinker, at least some his writings are of course available in English translation - I haven't actually read anything but it must be far better than the terrible results of the wretched google translate. ;) I'd suggest some googling for Bergson quotes in English, especially ones from the book Duration and Simultaneity which actually deals with physics, could turn up interesting material for discussion here.
:cheers: