Ireneo Funes: Superman or Failure? A Husserlian Analysis
Although he was not a philosopher himself, the work of Jorge Luis Borges frequently addresses prominent topics in philosophy. The characters and states of affairs that appear in his short stories draw out the implications of a philosophical theory, making his point through description rather than argument. “Funes the Memorious,” from the 1945 collection Ficciones, appeals in particular to the phenomenological sphere. This study aims to show that, using Funes, the story’s protagonist, as a thought experiment in memory and perception, Borges explores a number of philosophical issues that are also considered by the phenomenologist Edmund Husserl in his Logical Investigations.
KeywordsHusserlian analysis “Ficciones” Memory Perception
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