Jorge Luis Borges and James Joyce are authors of works that can be considered as literary commentaries on Giambattista Vico’s New Science; the whole of Joyce’s Finnegans Wake is based on Vico’s mas-terpiece. Borges’ fiction “The Immortal” is connected to the third book of Vico’s work concerning the “discovery of the true Homer.” Borges’ “The Immortal” is connected to his essays on infinity and the circularity of time. These essays involve the principle of cycles found in Vico’s conception of history as well as in the works of other figures in the his-tory of philosophy. The metaphysical conceptions of finitude and infini-tude correspond to the existential structures of mortality and immortality that determine the human condition as we experience it.
|Number of pages||35|
|Journal||Sofia Philosophical Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|