Lucretius’s poem let us perceive the world as a large fabric made of atomic threads and void. Things are woven, the same goes for simulacra, which are very thin fabrics. The events of the world are fabrics that meet or tear, this applies as much to the process that constructs reality as to the way in which we know things. The art of weaving and the mythical-poetic diction which is a consequence of the divine Verwobenheit are the two poles that allow us to understand the meaning of De rerum natura as a simulacral fabric which explains the way of functioning of matter and its processes of organization.

Fils et tissus, choses et simulacre

Tuppini, T.
2022-01-01

Abstract

Lucretius’s poem let us perceive the world as a large fabric made of atomic threads and void. Things are woven, the same goes for simulacra, which are very thin fabrics. The events of the world are fabrics that meet or tear, this applies as much to the process that constructs reality as to the way in which we know things. The art of weaving and the mythical-poetic diction which is a consequence of the divine Verwobenheit are the two poles that allow us to understand the meaning of De rerum natura as a simulacral fabric which explains the way of functioning of matter and its processes of organization.
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Lucretius, atomism, myth
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