Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 185
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Question An end in itself

    Hello,

    I have a question from a documentary film about military.

    I might have listened incorrectly, but I think it says;

    "Technology to the tax paying public is often presented as something of an end in itself, but metal and wire have never won a war."


    Does this mean "Citizen sees technology is as ultimate goal to solve the problem, but it's not weapon which win a war."?
    Does "end" here mean "result" or "aim"?
    I don't understand what "itself" refer to. Technology?

    Thank you,
    Tara


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: An end in itself

    Quote Originally Posted by tara View Post
    Hello,

    I have a question from a documentary film about military.

    I might have listened incorrectly, but I think it says;

    "Technology to the tax paying public is often presented as something of an end in itself, but metal and wire have never won a war."


    Does this mean "Citizen sees technology is as ultimate goal to solve the problem, but it's not weapons which win a war."? More or less. It is the men using the weapons or controlling the men using the weapons who win wars.
    Does "end" here mean "result" or "aim"? aim
    I don't understand what "itself" refer to. Technology? The aim

    Thank you,
    Tara
    ..

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 185
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: An end in itself

    Hello Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your explanation.

    The sentence has become clearer to me.

    Thank you,
    Tara

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •