From fragment to hypertext: Adding layers of reading

Ernesto Priani, Ana María Guzman Olmos

Abstract


In this paper we will suggest that a hypertextual representation of the text allows us to show different temporal layers of reading and lets us add new ones. We use the notion “layers of reading” as a metaphor to explain how, historically, each reading of a text creates a new layer, an independent “stratum of meaning” -to use a geological term-, that is superimposed to a previous reading. We think the digital edition and the digital reading could create a philosophical methodology, based on the awareness of the historical construction of each layer of reading.

Keywords


Philosophy; Pico della Mirandola; Hypertext; Reading

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5399/uo/hsda.4.1.3351

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