請問cold calculus 的意思通常是?
原文段落是:he took in $42 million in March to her $21 million — and with the cold calculus that he is still solidly ahead in their pursuit of the 2,025 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination
....不需要翻譯喔 我只想知道"cold calculus" 是啥意思....請教各方大德拉>....
看來 cold calculus 會依照不同語意而有不同解釋，自己覺得在這裡可以翻譯成"實際計算".....是否就能解釋大部份的情況呢....
- Rumble FishLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
為了實際了解 "cold calculus" 的意義, 特地google了下列句子
1.) ...to overwhelm Mrs. Clinton's campaign with his substantial financial advantage — he took in $42 million in March to her $21 million — and with the cold calculus that he is still solidly ahead in their pursuit of the 2,025 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination.
單純從Obama現有super delegates的數字來看, 這裡的"cold calculus" 是純粹從算數的關點, cold 是理性不帶感情, 從數字邏輯角度觀察
2.) The war here has claimed the life of the 2,000th American soldier, but in the cold calculus of the killing, far more Iraqis have been left dead.
這裡的" cold calculus" 是實際死亡的人數, 強調更精準而全面的死亡數字, cold是雙關語, 隱含冰冷的屍體, calculus 是精準的計算
3.) Most of us recoil in disgust at the suggestion that wages should reflect nothing more than the cold calculus of supply and demand.
薪資只不過是(勞力市場)供需的計算結果, " cold calculus" 只反應商業利益的計算, 不帶任何資本家的社會責任
綜合上述, " cold calculus", 的基本含意是客觀地從數字的關點來反映描述的事情, 但於使用情境之不同, 會有一些細微差異
- JoanaLv 51 decade ago
cold calculus 應該是保守的計算