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Darwin-L Message Log 1:167 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<1:168>From dasher@netcom.com  Sat Sep 18 00:09:45 1993

Date: Fri, 17 Sep 93 22:12:13 -0700
From: dasher@netcom.com (D. Anton Sherwood)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: Progress and Taxonomies

> That "Old Chinese" taxonomy is somewhere in the writing of the
> surrealist, Borges.  I wouldn't swear to it since I read the original
> years ago, but I have always understood it as a parody (among other
> things) of scientific taxonomies.

I think I have a copy of the Borges essay.  If I find it, shall I upload it?

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