The Renaissance writers adapted the dialogue form to represent the culture they were creating, using it for numerous subjects: philosophy, ethics, politics, religion, the arts, the study of language, and literature. The dialogue was an appropriate form for works which are at once serious, ironical, and critical. Giordano Bruno's Italian dialogues are a case in point. This essay scrutinizes the structure of these works, with special attention to the role of the interlocutors in his rhetoric.
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Research Article| September 01 2007
Rhetoric and Philosophical Discourse in Giordano Bruno's Italian Dialogues
Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 363–391.
Eugenio Canone, Leen Spruit; Rhetoric and Philosophical Discourse in Giordano Bruno's Italian Dialogues. Poetics Today 1 September 2007; 28 (3): 363–391. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03335372-2007-002
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