Ars Combinatoria Study Guide

Compiled by Ralph Dumain

Note: This web page collects a variety of writings with some philosophical relevance to the possibilities and limitations of a combinatoric approach to novelty, creativity, intelligence, et. sim. The most important complementary sources I have compiled are to be found below. There is some but far from total overlap with the following most comprehensive other of my bibliographies:

Philosophical and Universal Languages, 1600-1800, and Related Themes: Selected Bibliography

See also my offsite blog in English and Esperanto:

Ars Combinatoria @ Ĝirafo

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Ramón Llull

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Jorge Luis Borges

Henri Lefebvre


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Supplementary Bibliography

Borges, Jorge Luis. “For Bernard Shaw” / “A Note on (toward) Bernard Shaw”; in Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952, translated by Ruth L. C. Simms, introduction by James E. Irby (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1964), pp. 163-166.

Oulipo: A Primer of Potential Literature, translated and edited by Warren F. Motte, Jr. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1986.

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