Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (1):119–133 (2006)

Christopher Grau
Clemson University
In this essay I argue that the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind eloquently and powerfully suggests a controversial philosophical position: that the harm caused by voluntary memory removal cannot be entirely understood in terms of harms that are consciously experienced. I explore this possibility through a discussion of the film that includes consideration of Nagel and Nozick on unexperienced harms, Kant on duties to oneself, and Murdoch on the requirements of morality.
Keywords memory removal  film
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DOI 10.1111/j.0021-8529.2006.00234.x
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