Unthinking Thinking: Jorges Luis Borges, Mathematics, and the New Physics

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06/01/1991
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Purdue University Press
Professional & Scholarly

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This authoritative study explores the scientific and mathematical cultural milieu that patterns much of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges's narrative design. Although criticism of Borges's fiction and essays has long emphasized philosophical traditions, Merrell expands the context of this interrogation of traditions by revealing how early twentieth-century and contemporary mathematics and physics also participated in a similar exploration