Giorgio Delia

«Only who knows well the word can really know well the Thing». Note about the Nominalism by Gianfranco Contini (With an Unpublished Letter Written by Tullio De Mauro)

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Keywords: Aphorism; Ellipsis; Nominalism; Structuralism; Charitas.

Gianfranco Contini, «philology poet» (G. Nencioni), enriches his prose with statements that are similar to aphorisms. What is their value? Can a nominalist communicate by using aphorisms? Is it possible to create a collection? This article, which is based on an actual case, gives an answer to these questions and suggests ideas for further considerations.

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