Can Pierre Menard be the author of Don Quixote ? 167 Don Quixote written centuries earlier by the

@inproceedings{Mnard2000CanPM,
  title={Can Pierre Menard be the author of Don Quixote ? 167 Don Quixote written centuries earlier by the},
  author={Pierre Andr{\'e} M{\'e}nard},
  year={2000}
}
orge Luis Borges’ short story “Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote” is a favorite source of intuitions concerning the ontological status of a literary work of art. Many philosophers are convinced that Borges has shown in this piece of fiction how two different literary artworks can share the same text, therewith offering support to the view that works are not texts. However, a debate has emerged recently concerning the ability of this story to support such view. In this paper, after reviewing the… CONTINUE READING