David E. Johnson's Kant's Dog: On Borges, Philosophy, and the Time of PDF

By David E. Johnson

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ISBN-13: 9781438442648

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Situates Borges on the restrict of philosophy and literature.

Kant’s puppy presents clean perception into Borges’s preoccupation with the contradiction of the time that passes and the id that endures. by means of constructing the implicit common sense of the Borgesian archive, that's as a rule figured because the common call for for and useful impossibility of translation, Kant’s puppy is ready to spell out Borges’s responses to the philosophical difficulties that the majority involved him, these of the structure of time, eternity, and identification; the choice of unique and replica; the legitimacy of authority; adventure; the character of language and the potential of a call; and the identify of God. Kant’s puppy deals unique interpretations of numerous of Borges’s most sensible recognized and most crucial tales and of the works of key figures within the background of philosophy, together with Aristotle, Saint Paul, Maimonides, Hume, Locke, Kant, Heidegger, and Derrida. This research outlines Borges’s curious dating to literature and philosophy and, via a reconsideration of the relation among necessity and twist of fate, opens the query of the structure of philosophy and literature. The afterword develops the good judgment of translation towards the key on the middle of each tradition with the intention to posit a Borgesian problem to anthropology and cultural studies.

“Johnson focuses now not on Borges’s makes use of of his philosophical references, yet on how Borges may be introduced into classical debates in philosophy, on time, id, God, etc. His corpus of philosophers is novel within the context of Borges studies—we get Aristotle the following greater than Plato, Augustine and Aquinas, Maimonides and Averroes, Hegel and Kant, Agamben and Derrida. The influence is salutary: he indicates how Borges’s idea takes up, and participates in, a few previous (and a few new) philosophical debates.” — Daniel Balderston, Director, Borges heart, collage of Pittsburgh, and editor of Variaciones Borges

“Kant’s puppy is a groundbreaking paintings that fills a lasting gap in Borges scholarship. Johnson superbly brings jointly the discourses of literature and philosophy via Borges’s paintings. He offers unique and illuminating interpretations of a few of an important texts and difficulties in Borges’s oeuvre.” — Kate Jenckes, writer of studying Borges after Benjamin: Allegory, Afterlife, and the Writing of History

David E. Johnson is affiliate Professor of Comparative Literature on the college at Buffalo, country college of recent York. he's the coeditor of pondering with Borges and coauthor (with Scott Michaelsen) of Anthropology’s Wake: getting to the tip of Culture.

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