The Pleasure of Exploring Possibilities:
springboards for reflection on Jorge Luis Borges and Alfred North Whitehead
Ever find yourself looking out the window, daydreaming about other worlds, while in geography class? The writer Jorge Luis Borges and the philosopher Alfred North Whitehead can lend you support. Borges was a master of inventing worlds that were both mundane and magical. Some call it magical realism. Whitehead offered a worldview that said possibilities were as real in their way as were actualities in their way, and that possibilities could be "felt" or "entertained" even apart from their actualizations, He added that it is more important that propositions be interesting than that they be true. Keep daydreaming.