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Much of the intense current interest in collective memory concerns the politics of memory. In a book that asks, “Is there an ethics of memory?” Avishai Margalit. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Margalit, Avishai, –. The ethics of memory / Avishai Margalit. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. Preview. I would like to present the idea of an Ethics of Memory and how the Israeli philosopher Avishai Margalit dealt with it in his book The Ethics of Memory .

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The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Suppose you do desperately want to be remembered after death. I understand this assertion in the sense that an ethics of memory is required precisely when people interact in social contexts.

Our Faithfulness to the Past: First, there is his specific distinction between ethics and morality, which gives information about the scope or the social unit, ethixs to speak, that we are looking for.

The Ethics of Memory

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.

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How about a million years? Die Entstehung einer neuen Wissenschaft des Geistes. Margalit worries the issue from all sides before giving a qualified yes. Fabiano Curi rated it really liked it Jun 01, The Ethics of Memory is highly erratic, but it’s also a lovely and often brilliant book. Margalit begins his book with the story of a colonel in the Israeli army who, as a junior officer in command of a small unit, lost one of his men to friendly fire.


Join Our Mailing List: A New Focus for Research. Harvard University Press Much of the intense current interest in collective memory concerns the politics of memory. And it’s true that lasting public institutions of commemoration can be a good thing also a bad thing: Are remembering and avkshai proper subjects of moral praise or blame? I would like to present the idea of an Ethics of Memory and how the Israeli philosopher Avishai Margalit dealt with it in his margalkt The Ethics of Memory [1].

Margalit differentiates morality from ethics by connecting ethics with “thick relations” and morality with “thin relations. Sign in Create an account.

The Ethics of Memory by Avishai Margalit

Lucidly written, accessible, yet erudite, fascinating, and so convincingly argued deserves a much, much wider audience than the Amazon reviews indicate. But we also have “thin” relations with total strangers, people with whom we have nothing in common except our common humanity.

Well, it’s a matter of terminology.

Succinctly put, Powell’s ethiccs a book lovers paradise. That’s why so many people make Dostoevsky’s mistake – the mistake of thinking it would be better to shiver on a ledge in hell for all eternity than not to exist at all. Will be reading the rest of Margalit’s works for sure.

To designate this distinction Margalit needs a further one between two types of human relations: The German translation brings about a semantic shift. Melanie rated it liked it May 16, Davy rated it really liked it Mar ot, His nonsense books, mo …. Highly, highly recommended for anyone who’s interested in contemporary philosophy at its best.


The Ethics of Memory

Otherwise it might be easy to identify an endless avishhai of such cultures, which have nothing in common except to be a fashionable and therefore lucrative research topic. The Moral and Political Burdens of Memory. It’s not being forgotten by others that matters, it’s eternal future non-existence. Like many philosophers, Margalit distinguishes between ethics and morality and more or less reverses their ordinary meanings.

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But philosophers switch the terms. I think he does, but I think it’s a minority. Lists with This Book.

This is at least what the title of his book The Ethics of Memory suggests. He doesn’t think that memory obligations are inevitable.

Shredding the personal files of old Stasi the former Fast Germany secret services is an example of a communal decision to forget. Thick relations, he argues, are those that memroy have with family and friends, lovers and neighbors, our tribe and our nation—and they are all dependent on shared memories.

Join Our Mailing List: A recurrent anxiety in the Old Testament is that one’s name not be “cut off” or blotted out after one’s death. He brings it out in broad daylight, and the wonder of his exposition, which touches unblinkingly on a number of horrible subjects, is that it carries such a etyics humane flavor.

Nevertheless, the philosopher opens his study with the question: