In sections on the semioticization of philosophy, historical connections, and Peirce challenged, they discuss such topics as the interconnection between his pragmatism and semiotics, the presence of Peirce's category of firstness in Schilling and Schopenhauer, the Charybdis of semiotics and Scylla of rhetoric: Peirce and Gorgias of Leontini
on the rhetoric of being, hopes of Derrida's reading: the emergence of Peirce's texts in the poststructuralist context, and Peirce and the theory of disembodiment.
By re-envisioning kairos through the lenses of oratory and theatrical performance, and in the epistemology of Gorgias of Leontini
, this paper works toward a more inclusive understanding of kairos.
Noting the prominent place afforded in this work to the fifth-century orator Gorgias of Leontini
, Malpezzi Price and Ristaino argue that Marinella is writing "the equivalent of a Greek paignion, or playful exercise, in which what is presented as an affirmative statement should be taken seriously and not seriously at the same time" (132).