Title

Linguistic Finitude as Capability in Borges and Wittgenstein

Publication Date

3-1-2007

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The article applies the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein to examine the use of language in the writings of Jorge Luis Borges. It discusses the dichotomy between the failure of language as expressed by Borges or his fictional narrators and the achievement of language used in his writings. The author explores elements of Wittgenstein's philosophy of language and epistemology he feels are vital to understanding Borges' mastery of its creative use.

Publication Title

The Romantic Review

Volume

98

Issue

2-3

First Page

249

Last Page

264

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