Chapter published in:Reflections on Translation Theory: Selected papers 1993 - 2014
[Benjamins Translation Library 132] 2017
► pp. 25–34
What constitutes “progress” in Translation Studies?
Translation Studies is sometimes taken to be an applied science, sometimes a hermeneutic discipline, and sometimes an empirical human science. Each of these views has a different idea of what would be understood as progress: different criteria. We do not have a shared paradigm in TS, but we might one day arrive at one by bringing together different kinds of explanation.
Keywords: progress, applied science, hermeneutic discipline, empirical science, paradigm, explanation