Liberty, Responsibility, and Individuality in Jorge Luis Borges


This conference explored several ethical, social, and political themes in the writings of Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986), a pivotal figure in the literature of the twentieth century. His writings continually engage questions of the nature of self, liberty, and tyranny, and personal responsibility versus conformity to the will of the collective, rendering him a natural focus for a Liberty Fund conference.


Conference Readings

Borges, Jorge Luis. Selected Poems. Edited by Coleman, Alexander. New York: Penguin, 2000.

Borges, Jorge Luis. Collected Fictions. Edited by Hurley, Andrew. New York: Penguin, 1998.

Borges, Jorge Luis. Selected Non-Fictions. Edited by Eliot Weinberger. New York: Penguin, 1999.