Hi, what is the meaning of "insofar as it exists at all" in the following context?
The real, insofar as it exists at all, needs to be incarnated, transformed , interpreted. My problem is with "insofar as" can it possibly mean "if"?
- RPLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Generally, I agree with your interpretation. Mytake on the phrase is "if there is such a thing."
- blankLv 61 month ago
Yes, it does mean "if." The writer is interjecting doubt into the statement.
Take out the text between the commas and the statement becomes more affirmative/assertive.