Rethinking Philosophy with Borges, Zambrano, Paz, and Plato: (Continental Philosophy and the History of Thought)
Hugo Moreno (Author)
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In Rethinking Philosophy with Borges, Zambrano, Paz, and Plato, Hugo Moreno argues that in Ficciones, Claros del bosque, and El mono gramatico, Jorge Luis Borges, Maria Zambrano, and Octavio Paz practice a literary way of philosophizing-a way of seeking and communicating knowledge of reality that takes up analogical procedures. They deploy analogy as an indispensable and irreplaceable heuristic tool and literary device to convey their insight and perplexities on the nature of existence. Borges' ironic approach involves reading and writing philosophy as fiction. Zambrano's poetic reason is a mode of writing and thinking based on an imaginative sort of recollection that is ultimately a visionary's poetizing technique. Paz's poetic thinking relies on analogy to correlate and harmonize an array of worldviews, ideas, and discourses. In the Appendix, the author shows that Plato's Republic is a forerunner of this way of doing philosophy in literature. Moreno suggests that in the Republic, Plato reconciles philosophy and poetry and creates a rational prose poetry that fuses argumentation and narration, dialectical and analogical reasoning, and abstract concepts and poetic images. Illustrations, unspecified; Halftones, Black & White including Black & White Photographs
About the Author
Hugo Moreno is visiting assistant professor of Lewis and Clark College.
- Contributor: Hugo Moreno
- Imprint: Lexington Books
- ISBN13: 9781793639288
- Number of Pages: 240
- Packaged Dimensions: 159x238x21mm
- Packaged Weight: 562
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Lexington Books
- Release Date: 2022-02-16
- Series: Continental Philosophy and the History of Thought
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Hugo Moreno is visiting assistant professor of Lewis and Clark College.
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