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About ericgerlach79

Gerlach is German and rhymes with bear-lock, like a bear that has you in a bearhug or a headlock. I was born and raised in the Haight Ashbury of San Francisco, moved to Berkeley for college and grad school, and now teach Philosophy and the history of human thought at Berkeley City College. I have taught Intro Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Asian Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy and Social & Political Philosophy there for the past 9 years, and it has been the joy of my life.

A Short Play on Words

Wittgenstein

What is the correct German translation of an English play on words?  

Maybe a completely different play on words.

Was ist die korrekte Übersetzung eines englischen Wortspiels in’s Deutsche?  

Vielleicht ein ganz anderes Wortspiel.

Wittgenstein, Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology, Vol 1, 278