Borges on Eternal Objects

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Coleridge's Dream

Quote:Such facts raise the possibility that this series of dreams and works has not yet ended....

After writing this, I glimpsed or thought I glimpsed another explana­tion.Perhaps an archetype not yet revealed to mankind,an eternal object (to use Whitehead's term), is gradually entering the world;its first manifes­tation was the palace; it's second,the poem. Whoever compares them will see that they are essentially the same.
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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"We (the undivided divinity operating within us) have dreamt the world. We have dreamt it as firm, mysterious, visible, ubiquitous in space and durable in time; but in its architecture we have allowed tenuous and eternal crevices of unreason which tell us it is false."
 -Borges



Quote:The short stories of the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges are unlike those of any other author. Despite an average length of only a few pages, each tale is packed full of mind-boggling impossibilities of physics, philosophy and psychology, some of which are even hard to imagine. We'll be taking a look at how Borges crafted his stories and some of the incredible thinking going on behind the scenes.

FURTHER READING/VIEWING/LISTENING

'Labyrinths' by Jorge Luis Borges: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Labyrinths-S...

'This Craft of Verse' Lectures by Jorge Luis Borges:   [Image: yt_favicon.png] • Jorge Luis Borges...  

On Alexius Meinong's Theory of Objects:   [Image: yt_favicon.png] • Nonexistent Objec...  

Radio Programmes about Borges' work and life: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b04... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3c...
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell



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