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sábado, 11 de maio de 2019

Meditações - simbologia do tempo

An analysis of how the construction of symbols changes historically in relation to other historical circumstances permits us to see the kind of symbol time is, how it has been used for centuries to represent concrete, specific, determined relationships between human beings and their environment (the time for milking, the new moon, cock crow, the coming of spring) up to the present almost complete abstraction. To fix a date for the day of harvesting the wheat or fix it for 26.7.2001 implies the use of very different relational symbols. The first requires there to be certain social practices in life which are shared, that there be agreement on when and where certain collective activities should occur, while the second does not demand any context and can therefore be applied to an infinite number of situations. It can serve to organize the most varied situations in any geographical area, in any climate, in the most disparate social and economic conditions.

Simonetta Tabboni

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