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Committing the future to memory : history, experience, trauma

Author: Sarah Clift
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Whereas historical determinacy conceives the past as a complex and unstable network of causalities, this book asks how history can be related to a more radical future. To pose that question, it does not reject determinacy outright but rather seeks to explore how it works. In examining what it means to be "determined" by history, it also asks what kind of openings there might be in our encounters with history for  Read more...
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Named Person: Walter Benjamin; Hannah Arendt; Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel; John Locke; Maurice Blanchot; Hannah Arendt; Walter Benjamin; Maurice Blanchot; Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel; John Locke; Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel; Walter Benjamin; John Locke; Maurice Blanchot; Hannah Arendt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Clift
ISBN: 9780823254200 0823254208 9780823254217 0823254216
OCLC Number: 842337485
Description: viii, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Narrative life span, in the wake : Benjamin and Arendt --
Memory in theory : the childhood memories of John Locke (persons, parrots) --
Mourning memory : the "end" of art or, reading (in) the spirit of Hegel --
Speculating on the past, the impact of the present : Hegel and his time(s) --
In lieu of a last word : Maurice Blanchot and the future of memory (today).
Responsibility: Sarah Clift.

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Asks how history can be related to the future and to that end, it examines the issue of how determination works.  Read more...

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"This is a thoughtful and absorbing reflection on the subtle modalities of memory-cultural, psychological, political -in the modern period. At a time when we are all experiencing a surfeit of Read more...

 
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