By Laurie Notaro
It’s the main wonderful–and such a lot dreadful–season of the 12 months, whilst packing containers of cakes assault your thighs, drunken vacation revelers remain gone their welcome, and your grandmother has conniptions on the division shop over the cost of hand lotion. Welcome to Laurie Notaro’s Christmastime.
In ten brand-new tales and 3 formerly released favorites, Notaro stocks the sidesplitting day-by-day failures of the vacations, like discovering herself on emergency female product recon at the hours of darkness on Christmas Eve; surrendering to the inevitable terrible present Parade through easily soliciting for vacation dish towels and mammoth white underpants from Sears; combating the morons in line on the 7th Circle of Hell, in a different way often called the home made craft shop; and attempting to stay down her attractiveness because the such a lot Unfun Christmas occasion visitor Ever, because of an unlucky false impression regarding a faux overdose and emergency paramedics.
So no matter if you end up on the boring and shrewdpermanent social gathering or the Raucous and silly social gathering this vacation season, you’ll regularly be aware of the place to discover Laurie–just stick to the chocolate path over to the cheese platter. She’ll be the only dialing the police officers.
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Nel De inventione, si presenta il segno come una proposizione logica che consente di giungere a un conseguente partendo da un antecedente. Si riprende l'idea dei segni somatici involontari. E infine si accetta la divisione degli indizi secondo il criterio della temporalità (prima, ora, poi). Tuttavia Cicerone va oltre, e considera tutta la proposizione probatoria e i suoi strumenti (segni e indizi) come una "teoria dell'argomentazione": un ragionamento che espone una tesi, e successivamente le prove per verificarla.
E quel che interessa la semiotica è una sua parte specifica, quella del ragionamento probatorio. Quintiliano, infatti, razionalizza lo schema del processo in due fasi principali: ciò che viene estratto dall'analisi della realtà (prove extratecniche come le confessioni, le testimonianze, le voci, i giuramenti, i pregiudizi, le confessioni sotto tortura, gli atti notarili), e l'uso sillogistico che ne fa l'oratore (prove tecniche: i segni, le argomentazioni e gli esempi). Questi tre elementi hanno in comune la caratteristica di essere inferenze di diverso grado, cioè conclusioni più o meno probabili da premesse più o meno certe.
49 8. La "semiotica" medievale Anselmo (1033-1109) Fin dagli esordi della filosofia medievale, la dottrina dei segni riguarda, come per sant'Agostino, l'interpretazione delle Scritture, o addirittura dell'intero mondo reale, inteso come insieme di segni attraverso i quali Dio si fa manifesto, e attraverso i quali ci indirizza alla verità. Siamo agli albori della logica cristiana, con Alenino, lo Pseudo-Dionigi l'Areopagita, Scoto Eriugena, Seda il Venerabile. Al principio dell'xi secolo iniziano la vera e propria logica e la semantica medievali.
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