a concrete singular historical phenomenon, but also
a model of function generalised which can be
a principle of assembly which allows to define and establish new sets
a figure of political technology
diagram of a mechanism of power in its ideal form
it functions as a paradigm, an example which defines the set to which it belongs and constitutes
an historical concrete phenomenon which functions as a paradigm - making the context intelligible
difference between metaphor and paradigm
Whereas syntagmatic analysis studies the 'surface structure' of a text, paradigmatic analysis seeks to identify the various paradigms (or pre-existing sets of signifiers) which underlie the manifest content of texts.
- Paradigmatic transformations
- Syntagmatic transformations
"The Saviour's Transfiguration", an early-15th century icon from the Tretyakov Gallery, attributed to :Theophanes the Greek.