Borges and Plato

Borges and Plato

A Game with Shifting Mirrors

This comparative approach shows how the Platonic viewpoint sheds new light on Borges' essayistic and fictional work. Analyses to which extent his thought is deeply rooted in classical philosophical doctrines.

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Acknowledgments
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Part One: Philosophical Explorations
    • Chapter 1 The Ancient Quarrel: Mythos versus Logos
    • Chapter 2 The Intellectual Instinct: Skepticism and the Quest for Truth
    • Chapter 3 The Eye of the Soul: In Search of the Idea
  • Part Two: Literary Discussions
    • Chapter 4 The Broken Mirror: The Crisis of Artistic Mimesis
    • Chapter 5 The Guided Dream: The Riddle of Poetic Inspiration
    • Chapter 6 The Literary Proteus: The Image of the Poet
    • Chapter 7 The Living Labyrinth: Reading and Writing the Book
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index of Names


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