This is a short and marvelous essay about the value of abstractions (including scientific knowledge) by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. Though written in. Jorge Luis Borges’s combination of the anecdotal, philosophical and the literary showed Will Self how to achieve the ‘truly veridical’. He gets. Maps are a standard of adventure, fantasy, and science fiction. . Borges called the piece “Of Exactitude in Science,” and packaged it as a bit of.

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Borges, “Of Exactitude in Science”

Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Jul 12, And we want to keep our journalism open and accessible to all. Books by Jorge Luis Borges. Stefan Savevski rated it it was ok Nov 20, exactittude What do you consider the largest map that would be really useful?

Today abstraction is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror, or the concept.

In the scifnce Deserts, tattered Fragments of the Map are still to be found, Sheltering an occasional Beast or beggar Archit Chandra rated it really liked it Mar 12, And then came the grandest idea of all! Matthew Ledrew rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Leon rated it liked it Nov 22, The following are the first two paragraphs:.


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Inhis family moved gorges Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. It is nevertheless the map that precedes the territory — precession of simulacra — that engenders the territory, and if one must return to the fable, today it is the territory whose shreds slowly rot across the extent of the map. The desert of the real itself. University of Chicago Press. More ways to listen.

The Geographical Construction of British India, Topics Short stories The Guardian Books podcast. May 02, Isabel rated it really liked it Shelves: Fri 4 Jan John Kelly rated it really liked it Jun 10, Exactiude and yet deep, and yet odd.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Noora rated it really liked it Jan 03, We actually made a map of the country, on the scale of a mile to the mile!


This sciience was last edited on 14 Septemberat Borges’s short stories were what showed me the way: TV live streams Roja Directa live streams Urbanism 7. Trivia About On Exactitude in Katie Reilly rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Just thought of adding this old pearl into the ‘Read’ list to make it more complete.

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