The Insurmountable Boundaries of Mind in the novel
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Непреодолимите граници на разума в романа „Да избереш себе си“ на Любен Дилов
The Insurmountable Boundaries of Mind in the novel "To choose yourself" by Lyuben Dilov

Author(s): Elena Borisova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: contemporary Bulgarian literature; science fiction;, Lyuben Dilov; cognitio; reason; mind

Summary/Abstract: The text traces the process of transferring the human brain into an artificial mechanical body in Lyuben Dilov’s novel “To choose yourself." My task is to bring forth the contingent wandering of the awareness of the character Daniel Dimi between spatiality of the already lost body and the new, another body, whose different sensuousness and shape the character has to cope with.The problematic identities of Dimi are presented by means of confrontation, a clash between own and foreign, between human reason (the peculiarities of knowledge which he owns) and opportunities provided by his the new mechanical body (this body presents him unlimited possibilities, but it itself is limited by the human who controls it).The emphasis of the narrative, on the one hand, is laid upon the ways in which human identity is rationalized as unsteady in the confrontation with beyond human, with the Other; and on the other hand - reveals the peculiarity of cognition bound by certain conditions.

  • Issue Year: LX/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 117-138
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian