LES INTERPRÉTATIONS DES MONDES POSSIBLES

Posted On Dec 11 2017 by

The real world in which we live is accessible to us by a multitude of images or descriptions of the states; in this world, one plus one is two. Cicero was a great orator, Bucharest is the capital of Romania, Cinderella did not really exist, it was only a character of a fairy tale. The concept of “possible worlds” has its origin in Leibnizian philosophy; this theory has also been valued in semantics (Kaarlo Ja¬akko Hintikka, Peter Frederik Strawson, Hilary Putnam at al.) as the universe of language discourse. A possible world is a general and abstract mental representation, a …


(Română) LE PLAISIR D’IMAGINER DANS PRIMEIRAS ESTORIAS DE JOAO GUIMARAES ROSA

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

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WORDS DREAMING AT A SHAKESPEAREAN NIGHT

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Shakespeare’s comedies have, throughout centuries, attracted criticism that ranged from slight contempt for their stylistic impurity to utter admiration for the complexity of their structures. This paper focusses on one of Shakespeare’s best loved early comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in order to study the poetic nature of the play by taking into account some of the rhetorical elements that contribute to the construction of its particular atmosphere. Metamorphosis is explored in the movements of the words up and down scales of meaning operating through inversions, subversions, conversions and reversions that both bewilder and enchant the reader.