question about an instance of "aber"

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question about an instance of "aber"

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I'm not clear on how "aber" is functioning in the below German sentence, which begins a chapter in a book. I guess it's possible that "aber" in this instance functions to indicate a qualification or contrast with the end of the preceding chapter, though when I consider the preceding chapter conclusion, I don't quite see how. So maybe aber here functions not to indicate a contrast with the preceding chapter but only as a conjunction with the preceding chapter.  Or perhaps "aber" here is somehow related only to the sentence it is part of. 

Is the meaning of aber in this instance obvious to native German speakers? Or would there have to be more context? Thank you for any assistance with this. 


Gleichsam im Schnittpunkt von Sozial- und Kulturimpuls aber stand am Ende der "Stuttgarter Wochen" die Begründung der Waldorfschule.




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Re: question about an instance of "aber"

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Hi edmont, :uppy:

I'd translate it with "however".

At the point of intersection (as it were) of the Sozial- und Kulturimpuls, however, the end of the "Stuttgarter Wochen" saw the foundation of the Waldorfschule.

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Re: question about an instance of "aber"

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Hi Duckduck!  Thank you!
Does it seem usual to start a chapter with a "however"? 

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Re: question about an instance of "aber"

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Hi edmont,

I'm not really sure what you mean.
The first sentence of the chapter doesn't necessarily have to begin with a "however", but it could, e.g. if the preceding chapter listed all kinds of differences and arguments between the adherers of the two different sides (Sozialimpuls and Kulturimpuls) and now the result is to be shown. ( A little like Hegels Dialektik, isn't it... These - Antithese = Synthese).

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Re: question about an instance of "aber"

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Got it.  Thanks philosopher duck!

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