The semiotic interpretation of Bruno Latour s work often focuses on the syntactic models he borrowed from semiotics. In this paper, I shift the attention towards the underlying semantic models of Latour s work. This shift does not claim any philological intentions; its objective is primarily theoretical. My aim is to establish a connection between Lotman's perspective on rhetoricity, which is a fu ndamental mechanism of meaning making in the semiosphere, Latour's anthropological and experimental exploration in his Inquiry into Modes of Existence , and the tensive semiotic concept of "enunciative practice". In our view, bridging the gap between these research projects enables semiotics of culture to align itself with contemporary anthropology as a leading human science, providing a more heuristic articulation of Latour's Inquiry.

Tropes at Play in Latour’s Work. A Tensive Semiotic Portrait of Modernity as a Semiosphere / Tassinari, Carlo Andrea. - In: E/C. - ISSN 1970-7452. - ELETTRONICO. - 17:37(2023), pp. 117-129.

Tropes at Play in Latour’s Work. A Tensive Semiotic Portrait of Modernity as a Semiosphere

Tassinari, Carlo Andrea
2023

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The semiotic interpretation of Bruno Latour s work often focuses on the syntactic models he borrowed from semiotics. In this paper, I shift the attention towards the underlying semantic models of Latour s work. This shift does not claim any philological intentions; its objective is primarily theoretical. My aim is to establish a connection between Lotman's perspective on rhetoricity, which is a fu ndamental mechanism of meaning making in the semiosphere, Latour's anthropological and experimental exploration in his Inquiry into Modes of Existence , and the tensive semiotic concept of "enunciative practice". In our view, bridging the gap between these research projects enables semiotics of culture to align itself with contemporary anthropology as a leading human science, providing a more heuristic articulation of Latour's Inquiry.
2023
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Tropes at Play in Latour’s Work. A Tensive Semiotic Portrait of Modernity as a Semiosphere / Tassinari, Carlo Andrea. - In: E/C. - ISSN 1970-7452. - ELETTRONICO. - 17:37(2023), pp. 117-129.
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