Faculty Book: Silvia Dapía
Silvia Dapía Jorge Luis Borges, Post-Analytic Philosophy, and Representation (Routledge, 2015)
This book reads Jorge Luis Borges philosophically, particularly in reference to his use of representation and reality. Rather than attempting to subordinate Borges to a set of philosophical constructs, to reduce Borges’ texts to mere exemplifications or illustrations of philosophical theories, the book uses Borges’ short stories to demonstrate how philosophical questions related to representation develop out of literature and serve as precursors to the various strains of post-analytic philosophy that later developed in the United States. Illuminating the role that language plays in the creation of reality and representation, this volume makes significant contributions not only to Borges scholarship but also post-structuralism, post-analytic studies of language, semiotics, comparative literature and Latin American literature.
Silvia Dapía is a professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures and languages at the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: JUL 5, 2016