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Published: 22 December 2023

The Influence of Dante’s Thinking Over the Notions of Sovereignty, Imperialism, and its Potential in the Realm of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Blockchain Networks

Pierangelo Blandino

University of Lapland

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Pages: 164-178

Keywords: Medieval Literature, Dante, Law, Semiotics, De Saussure, Legal Validity, Blockchain


Ep. XIII provides a hermeneutic instrument to test legal validity today in the light of multi-layered phenomena shaping the ecosphere and infosphere. While De Saussure’s thrust regarded the one-to-one relation between a word and its meaning, Dantean multi-sensory theory may give more consistent framework to perceive the evolution of reality and its components at the time of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Schwab, 2014).


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