Mark Zelcer (SUNY-Oswego) writes in:
Like most of us, I often have students for whom English is not their first language. I wonder if there is, or we can put together, a repository of some of the famous bits of philosophy that have been translated into other languages. I would guess that almost every dialogue of Plato has been translated into many languages. I would also guess that many of the other famous philosophy papers that are used in Intro classes have been translated often as well. So if I wanted to find Nagel's bat paper in Korean, or Searle's Chinese Room paper in Spanish, it would be nice. Most of the essays I assign in intro courses, and even in many advanced course requires just getting the basic idea of an article, which I suspect is preserved in most translations. Is there a drop box or facebook group where we can find these papers? I would love to be able to give these out to students who are struggling with Intro to Philosophy (or whatever) to make it less difficult. Are these resources available?
Great query. Does anyone know of any such resources? If they don't currently exist, I think it would be a great project to pursue!