Editions, translations, transformations: refashioning the Arabic Aristotle in Egypt and metropolitan Europe, 1940–1980

Kamran Karimullah Palgrave Communications volume 6, Article number: 3 (2020) OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0376-9 Abstract Like translations, critical editions can play an important role in the language-mediated evolution of political concepts. This paper offers a case-study of a modern edition of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics by the famous twentieth-century Egyptian philosopher and father of ‘Arab existentialism’ Abd al-Rahman Badawi (d. 2002). It draws on

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