By Ronald Bogue
The essays accrued during this quantity specialize in the interrelated issues of mimesis, semiosis and tool, each one examine exploring a few part of the matter of illustration and its relation to techniques of strength within the use of verbal and visible indicators. themes mentioned contain mimesis and gear in Plato's Ion, rhetoric and erotics in Petrarch's concept; the boundaries of visible and verbal illustration in Renaissance work of the Annunciation; binary concept and Peirce's triadic semiotics; the cinematic semiotics of Gilles Deleuze; fascist iconography within the work of Anselm Kiefer; oppositional techniques in postmodern fiction; visible and verbal representations of the physique in mass tradition; and the semiotics of violence in postmodern pop culture.
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3. The translation is taken from the fragment of the letter on a "self-portrait" in The Renaissance Philosophy of Man, eds. E. O. H. Randall, Jr. (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1948), pp. 34-35. 4. Epistle to Posterity, trans. Morris Bishop, p. 7. 5. All quotations from On His Own Ignorance and That of Others are taken from The Renaissance Philosophy of Man, pp. 47-133. 6. Cicero's critique of Socrates is to be found in De oratore, III, xvi, 60-61. The admission by the Sophist Gorgias that rhetoric is "the kind of persuasion which produces belief, not knowledge" is found in Gorgias 454e.
This means that a description of his thought is at the same time a description of the broad intellectual horizon within which he moves. It also means that a discussion of his ideas turns into what could be called the cartography of his memories and passions. A useful point of departure for catching a glimpse of the contours of his thought and its provisional crystallization is his Epistle to Posterity where we are told that he is versed in poetry and in moral philosophy, in classical as well as sacred literature, from that of St.
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