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Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Recognition

An imaginary classification posed by Jorge Luis Borges. Used by Foucault in "The order of things" and Sandi Toksvig in "Whistling for the Elephants".

"animals are divided into:

Borges's conclusion was that there is no classification of the universe that is not arbitrary and conjectural. At the end of our panorama of philosophical languages, we shall see that, in the end, even Leibniz was forced to acknowledge this bitter conclusion."

Eco (1995, pp.207-208)

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