On the Difficulty of Living Together

Memory, Politics, and History

; Richard Jacques (Oversetter)

Serie: New Directions in Critical Theory 21

Manuel Cruz launches a nuanced study of memory and forgetting, defining their forms and uses, political meanings, and social and historical implications. Memory is not an intrinsically positive phenomenon, he argues, but an impressionable and malleable one, used to advance a variety of agendas. Les mer
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Manuel Cruz launches a nuanced study of memory and forgetting, defining their forms and uses, political meanings, and social and historical implications. Memory is not an intrinsically positive phenomenon, he argues, but an impressionable and malleable one, used to advance a variety of agendas. Cruz focuses on five memory models: that which is inherently valuable; that which legitimizes the present; that which supports retributive justice; that which is essential to mourning; and that which elicits renunciation or revelation.

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Preface to the English Edition 1. Of Memory and Time 2. The Present Breathes Through History 3. For an Urgent Typology of Memory 4. We Need to Start Defending Ourselves from the Past 5. More About Traumas By Way of an Epilogue: A Future with Not Much Future (or About How the Perplexity of the Will Is Possible) Notes Index

Om forfatteren

Manuel Cruz is professor of contemporary philosophy at the University of Barcelona and author of more than twenty titles, including Taking Charge: On Responsibility and Personal Identity (2011).