But I take it on a flipflop view; if it’s all fiction, it all might as well be true, just perpetually not entirely accurate.
Yes. What I like about proceeding with an “almost-not-quite” view rather than an “as-if”/fictionalist is that it can encompass itself as well.
This way, I don’t have to hold “one notion” to have a privileged place above all, that of “”nothing is true”. I leave the possibility open while acknowledging it’s highly unlikely anything can be determined as “true-true” as it were
Interesting about Borges; he was part of the start of post-modernism and I don’t think he saw himself that way; he still had a tether to modernism but only just.
Well, they wouldn’t! To be so very skeptical of everything as to even be skeptical of itself.
Post modernism’s skepticism of all things was (as its era I think passed somewhere around the 1980s and it instead became yet another historical object-of-study) – a little excessive in the end, but useful.