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The Makropulos Case

May 4, 2013


Bernard Williams’ famous piece of the tedium of immorality can be found in his Problems of the Self (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). If the library doesn’t have a copy, you can borrow mine. Williams’ essay was published in the early 70s and has generated many responses. Some of the issues discussed by Williams were discussed around the same time by J.L. Borges in his “Utopia of a Tired Man,” which, I think was originally published in his Book of Sand. Julian Barnes, who often writes with an eye toward mortality and its consequences, also lends his considerable skills to this topic in the last chapter of History of the World in Ten and One-Half Chapters.


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