de argumenterende samenleving

English translation: rational society

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Dutch term or phrase:de argumenterende samenleving
English translation:rational society
Entered by: Chris Hopley

10:07 Oct 7, 2004
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Anthropology / knowledge society
Dutch term or phrase: de argumenterende samenleving
In a report about knowledge society, etc. Context: "Minimaal zijn vier overlappende beelden te onderscheiden:
- De producerende kennissamenleving
- De samenhangende kennissamenleving
- De argumenterende kennissamenleving
- De lerende kennissamenleving"

I'm a bit stuck on 'argumenterende samenleving' (I'm currently leaning towards 'rational'). Does anyone have any suggestions? All input appreciated!
Chris Hopley
Netherlands
Local time: 15:04
rational
Explanation:
This speech by Trude Maas discusses the same topic:
http://www.trude.nl/eerstekamer/S2004-EK-januari.php

She says: "Een derde aspect benoem ik als de argumenterende kennissamenleving. Dan hebben we het over kennis als middel tot emancipatie, tot verkleinen van afhankelijkheid.
Voorzitter, mijn fractie denkt dat het in het debat over inburgering en immigratie ook gaat om deze argumenterende kennissamenleving.
Kennis als middel om los te komen van de puur emotionele redeneringen, van de onderbuik en van de tegeltjeswijsheden."

Particularly where she says "los te komen van de puur emotionele redeneringen ..." suggests to me that "rational" may well be the way to go.
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FionaT
Netherlands
Local time: 15:04
Grading comment
Thanks, Fiona and others, for the confirmation. A little further on in the Dutch text, they were also talking about 'rationaliteit', so this solution works well.
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rational


Explanation:
This speech by Trude Maas discusses the same topic:
http://www.trude.nl/eerstekamer/S2004-EK-januari.php

She says: "Een derde aspect benoem ik als de argumenterende kennissamenleving. Dan hebben we het over kennis als middel tot emancipatie, tot verkleinen van afhankelijkheid.
Voorzitter, mijn fractie denkt dat het in het debat over inburgering en immigratie ook gaat om deze argumenterende kennissamenleving.
Kennis als middel om los te komen van de puur emotionele redeneringen, van de onderbuik en van de tegeltjeswijsheden."

Particularly where she says "los te komen van de puur emotionele redeneringen ..." suggests to me that "rational" may well be the way to go.

FionaT
Netherlands
Local time: 15:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks, Fiona and others, for the confirmation. A little further on in the Dutch text, they were also talking about 'rationaliteit', so this solution works well.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  AllisonK (X): I think so too
3 mins
  -> Thanks, Allison

agree  Kate Hudson: reasoning is also possible
26 mins
  -> Thanks, Kate

agree  Arsen Nazarian
1 hr
  -> Thanks, sevan

agree  sparow
3 hrs
  -> Thanks, sparow

agree  Tina Vonhof: possibly 'critical' in the sense of critically evaluating.
6 hrs
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