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JITRIK, Noé. Negativity and Signification. Tóp. Sem [online]. 2007, n.18, pp.193-199. ISSN 2594-0619.

Mallarmé’s “Sonnet,” Góngora’s “Soneto” and the “Prólogo a la eternidad” by Macedonio Fernández, articulate themselves in the word “nothing,” yet its semantic value differs because the philosophies in which its use is set differs: Neo-Hegelianism, Senequism, and subjective idealism. Considered semiotically, “nothing” is related to “negation,” and immediately with “negativity.” But in the enunciation these terms strengthen themselves in such a way that they include themselves in the utterance. It is concluded then, that “nothing” is “something” since negation and later negativity come from it. It thus constitutes a system of successive begettings that are signifiers: absence as a productive presence.

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