Unfinished Thoughts

A scratchpad for exploring favorite themes: Borges, time, randomness, consciousness, etc.

Borges's Most Borgesian Opening Sentence

12 October, 2018

On the burning February morning Beatriz Viterbo died, after braving an agony that never for a single moment gave way to self-pity or fear, I…

What Could Be More Human?

07 October, 2018

What could be more human than making art? Than mastering a highly complex physical skill (fulfilling our evolutionary destiny as the…

On the Value of Magazines

05 October, 2018

I’ve always thought the most valuable thing about subscribing to a good magazine isn't the content itself...

On (Finally) Finishing Gödel, Escher, Bach

28 September, 2018

Yesterday I finally finished Douglas Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach. It’s been a long time coming...

“Si es que alguien soy”: hacía una definición de la identidad personal en Borges

21 September, 2018

This is my MA thesis from the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, written in May 2011. It’s the academic work I’m most proud of—indeed…