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Jorge Luis Borges´ philosophical fiction and Plato´s intellectual
dramas are perhaps the most intricate records in Western history of
attempts to artfully interweave mythos and logos, argumentation and
narrative, thought and imagination. Their juxtaposition, presented in
the following study, aims at demonstrating the complex connections
between classical and modern literature and thought. The study shows
how the Platonic viewpoint sheds new light on Borges´ essayistic and
fictional work, providing what Wittgenstein calls an aspect change in
considering Borges´ literary and theoretical work as a whole textual
corpus. The first part of the study deals with three theoretical
themes: the interrelation of myth and logos, the quest for knowledge,
and the theory of the archetypes. The second part is more
aesthetically oriented, attending to artistic inspiration, literary
representation, narrative identity, the nature of the written word,
the act of reading, and the act of writing. All in all, the study
strives to manifest the extent to which Borges´ thought is deeply
rooted in classical doctrines and Platonic themes, and, based on that,
to provide new interpretations to Borgesian stories and poems.