Wed 6 Dec 2006
In the short story The Aleph Jorge Luis Borges visits the house of Beatriz Viterbo every day on her birthday, since the day that she died. Every day he goes to the house he talks and eats with her family. Carlos Argentino begins to read much of his poetry where he praises it and then discusses it. One day the concept of The Aleph came up, a manuscript which would encompass all knowledge. They discuss whether or not the concept of The Aleph is possible. He comes to the conclusion that it is no as it not possible for man to accumulate all knowledge and that the pursuit to know everything is one that will never be fulfilled. Man can never know everything and shoud accept that human knowledge is limited to a point. We will never have all the answers to all the questions that man will pose.