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Between Style and Gnoseology: Forms of Knowledge in Leopardi’s «Paralipomeni»

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Keywords: Giacomo Leopardi, Paralipomeni, Heroic-Comic Genre, Gnoseology

The essay aims to analyze the formal and structural elements of Giacomo Leopardi’s heroic-comic poem Paralipomeni according to the author’s philosophical and gnoseological positions. Leopardi’s epistemological theory determines the features and the particular nature of Leopardi’s heroicomic poem intended as a satirical device able to convey a particular idea of the cognitive process based on empiricism

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