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Memory, History, Forgetting
Ricoeur, Paul
University of Chicago Press / Softcover / 2006-07-01 / 0226713423
Social & Political Issues / Memory
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624 pages
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A landmark work, "Memory, History, Forgetting examines the reciprocal relationship between remembering and forgetting, revealing how this symbiosis influences both the perception of historical experience and the production of historical narrative. A momentous achievement in Ricoeur's career, this book provides the crucial link between his "Time and Narrative and "Oneself as Another, and his recent reflections on ethics and the problems of responsibility and representation.
"His success in revealing the internal relations between recalling and forgetting, and how this dynamic becomes problematic in light of events once present but now past, will inspire academic dialogue and response but also holds great appeal to educated general readers in search of both method for and insight from considering the ethical ramifications of modern events. . . . It is indeed a master work, not only in Ricoeur's own vita but also in contemporary European philosophy."--"Library Journal
"Ricoeur writes the best kind of philosophy--critical, economical, and clear."-- "New York Times Book Review
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