Turpitudo minime noxia: ridicoli figurati e figure ingegnose nel «Trattato de’ Ridicoli» di Emanuele Tesauro

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Turpitudo minime noxia: figurative ridicule and ingenious figures in the "Treatise of the Ridiculous" by Emanuele Tesauro

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Abstract

Among the deepening of the reflection on rice in the seventeenth century, Emanuele Tesauro's «Treatise de 'Ridicoli» stands out for its placement within the «Aristotelian Cannocchiale», for its ingenious style, for the daring intention to start from a concise definition by Aristotle, for the author's ability to bring rhetorical classifications and rules of civil conversation back to a moral dimension strongly anchored to a metaphysics. The contribution aims to retrace the systematization operated by Tesauro to contextualize it within the contemporary production on the subject and to highlight its novelty character, both on the level of the logical-rhetorical form of the discussion - centered on the dialectic of matter-form - and because the usual reference to the Aristotelian «Ethics to Nicomachos» not only contributes to founding the distinction between ridicule and slander from a philosophical point of view, but also allows us to recognize in the ontological depth of the metaphor the principle of legitimacy of the category of the ridiculous.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Turpitudo minime noxia: figurative ridicule and ingenious figures in the "Treatise of the Ridiculous" by Emanuele Tesauro
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLe forme del comico. Atti delle sessioni parallele del XXI Congresso dell’ADI (Associazione degli Italianisti), Firenze, 6-9 settembre 2017
Pages583-591
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventLe forme del comico. XXI Congresso dell’ADI - FIRENZE -- ITA
Duration: 6 Sep 20179 Sep 2017

Conference

ConferenceLe forme del comico. XXI Congresso dell’ADI
CityFIRENZE -- ITA
Period6/9/179/9/17

Keywords

  • Tesauro Emanuele
  • ludicrous
  • metafora
  • metaphor
  • retorica
  • rhetoric
  • ridicolo

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