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Memory, history, forgetting

Author: Paul Ricœur
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why do major historical events such as the Holocaust occupy the forefront of the collective consciousness, while profound moments such as the Armenian genocide, the McCarthy era, and France's role in North Africa stand distantly behind? Is it possible that history "overly remembers" some events at the expense of others? A landmark work in philosophy, Paul Ricoeur's Memory, History, Forgetting examines this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Maurice Halbwachs
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ricœur
ISBN: 0226713415 9780226713410 0226713423 9780226713427
OCLC Number: 54111382
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xvii, 642 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. On nemory and recollection --
1. Memory and imagination --
2. The exercise of memory: uses and abuses --
3. Personal memory, collective memory --
Part II. History, epistemology --
Prelude. History: remedy or poison? --
1. The documentary phase: archived memory --
2. Explanation/understanding --
3. The historian's representation --
Part III. The historical condition --
Prelude. The burden of history and the nonhistorical --
1. The critical philosophy of history --
2. History and time --
3. Forgetting --
Epilogue. Difficult forgiveness.
Other Titles: Mémoire, l'histoire, l'oubli.
Responsibility: Paul Ricoeur ; translated by Kathleen Blamey and David Pellauer.
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Examines the reciprocal relationship between remembering and forgetting, revealing how this symbiosis influences both the perception of historical experience and the production of historical  Read more...

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