The Allure of Ideas


By Egil Sturk In his short story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius (1940) Jorge Luis Borges imagines a secret 17th-century society of scholars called Orbis Tertius, akin to the Rosicrucians  and Freemasons,  dedicated to the creation of a new country: Uqbar. This secret society consists of idealist rationalists like George Berkeley,…

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