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La rhétorique du simulacrum: analogies historiques

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This chapter examines the similarities in the understanding of rhetoric in the decline of two major cultural models - antiquity and the "historical organism". Even as the models similarly experience the various upheavals of decline, resemblances in the role of rhetoric also exist in the context of the newly emerging simulacrum. The upheavals change not only the scope of the science of rhetoric but also its reflections on other spheres of human knowledge. The field of rhetorical analogies expands to incorporate representatives of the cultural past and breathes new life into traditional comparisons with verbal imitations and echoes. The periods in question also evidence a special interest in the rhetoric of writing, the techniques and the effects of the "signifier", while the figure of the ideal orator displays resemblances to Proteus and Narcissus.

Keywords: simulacrum; antiquity; historical organism; Narcissus; Proteus; rhetorical analogies



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