Borges and Western Philosophy
Abbreviations vii Acknowledgements ix Introduction 1 Part I Philosophical Inquisitions 5 Chapter 1 Labyrinthal Paradigms: Western Philosophy in Borges’ Oeuvre 7 Chapter 2 Literary Philosophers: Mythos and Logos in Borges and Plato 29 Chapter 3 Philosophy and Ideology: Dialectical Orientalism in Borges’ Writings 55 Part II Comparative Perspectives 81 Chapter 4 Borges and Schopenhauer: Microcosms and Aesthetic Observation 83 Chapter 5 Borges, Heraclitus, and the River of Time 101 vi Chapter 6 A View from Eternity: The Archetypal Quest 127 Chapter 7 Borges and Levinas Face to Face: Writing and the Riddle of Subjectivity 153 Chapter 8 Narrative Aspect Change and Alternating Systems of Justice: A Wittgensteinian Reading of Borges 183 Chapter 9 Borges, Wittgenstein, and Kierkegaard on the Boundaries of Language: Mystical Silence and Indirect Communication 197 Chapter 10 Borges and Berkeley: Idealism and the Ontology of the Fantastical Object 215 Bibliography 241 Index of Names 251 Index of Subjects 253
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