The essay underlines the esthetical values of Zeno's paradox formulated in terms of a metaphor of Achilles and the tortoise. It also shows the paradox of a writer, being the core of the cycle of aphorisms called 'Zapiski lekkoducha' (Notes). In both cases, it is about grasping the meaning of the infinity that breaks down any theoretical constructions and invades human life, becoming a creative impulse for renewed attempts to pit oneself against it without possibility to tame it completely.
Stanislaw Gromadzki, Redakcja 'Przeglad Filozoficzno-Literacki' ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, 00-047 Warszawa, Poland
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