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The Resource The ethics of memory, Avishai Margalit

The ethics of memory, Avishai Margalit

Label
The ethics of memory
Title
The ethics of memory
Statement of responsibility
Avishai Margalit
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Much of the current interest in collective memory concerns the politics of memory. In a book that asks, "Is there an ethics of memory?" Avishai Margalit addresses a separate set of concerns. The idea he pursues is that the past, connecting people to each other, makes possible the kinds of "thick" relations we can call truly ethical. Thick relations, he argues, are those that we have with family and friends, lovers and neighbors, our tribe and our nation--and they are all dependent on shared memories. But we also have "thin" relations with total strangers, people with whom we have nothing in common except our common humanity. A central idea of the ethics of memory is that when radical evil attacks our shared humanity, we ought as human beings to remember the victims. Margalit's work offers a philosophy for our time, when, in the wake of overwhelming atrocities, memory can seem more crippling than liberating, a force more for revenge than for reconciliation. The ethics of memory draws on the resources of millennia of Western philosophy and religion to provide us with healing ideas that will engage all of us who care about the nature of our relations to others
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Margalit, Avishai
Index
index present
LC call number
BD181.7
LC item number
.M37 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Memory (Philosophy)
Label
The ethics of memory, Avishai Margalit
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intensive care -- Past continuous -- The kernel -- Emotions recollected -- A moral witness -- Forgiving and forgetting
Control code
b70015442085
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 227 p.
Isbn
9780674013780
Lccn
2002068583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The ethics of memory, Avishai Margalit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intensive care -- Past continuous -- The kernel -- Emotions recollected -- A moral witness -- Forgiving and forgetting
Control code
b70015442085
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 227 p.
Isbn
9780674013780
Lccn
2002068583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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