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Memory vs Forgetting: A Conflicting Complicity

Past Event

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 - 6pm to 7:30pm

Memory vs Forgetting: A Conflicting Complicity

With Professor Remo Bodei (UCLA)

Memory and forgetting construct the battlefield in which collective identity is created and legitimised. Every victor in history imposes a forgetting on old beliefs. At the same time, an identity is free on condition it taps into memory. Yet, despite their conflict, forgetting is just as indispensable to memory as memory is to forgetting.

Remo Bodei is Professor of the History of Philosophy at UCLA (California) and the University of Pisa.

Organised by the Italian Institute of Culture, collaborating with the Philosophy Research Initiative at Western Sydney University.

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