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Unthinking Thinking: Jorge Luis Borges, Mathematics, and the New Physics: Merrell, Floyd Unthinking Thinking: Jorge Luis Borges, Mathematics, and the New Physics: Merrell, Floyd Unthinking Thinking: Jorge Luis Borges, Mathematics, and the New Physics: Merrell, Floyd Unthinking Thinking: Jorge Luis Borges, Mathematics, and the New Physics: Merrell, Floyd

Unthinking Thinking: Jorge Luis Borges, Mathematics, and the New Physics

Merrell, Floyd

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ISBN 10: 1557530114 / ISBN 13: 9781557530110
Published by Purdue University Press
Condition: Good Hardcover
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1557530114 Very Good Minus in a Good+ dust jacket; Hardcover; Jacket is edgeworn with one scuff to the back of the jacket (Now fitted with a new, Brodart jacket protector); Light wear to boards with two "bumped" edge-corners; Pages clean & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Orange and white dust jacket with title in black lettering; 1991, Purdue University Press; 300 pages; "Unthinking Thinking: Jorge Luis Borges, Mathematics, and the New Physics," by Floyd Merrell. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-R1100304015

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Title: Unthinking Thinking: Jorge Luis Borges, ...

Publisher: Purdue University Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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This authoritative study explores the scientific and mathematical cultural milieu that patterns much of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges's narrative design. Although criticism of Borges's fiction and essays has long emphasized philosophical traditions, Merrell expands the context of this interrogation of traditions by revealing how early twentieth-century and contemporary mathematics and physics also participated in a similar exploration. Topics treated include the semiotic flows of paradox and contradiction, the patterns of infinities, the limits of natural and mathematical languages, and the narrative function in scientific theory. Against this, background, Merrell provides incisive readings of Borges's complex fiction and essays.

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