Memory and alterity: The case for an analytic of difference

Philosophy and Rhetoric 43 (3):222-252 (2010)
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The whole factual world of human affairs depends for its reality and its continued existence … upon the presence of others who have seen and will remember. … Without remembrance and without the reification which remembrance needs for its own fulfillment … the living activities of action, speech, and thought would lose their reality at the end of each process and disappear as though they never had been.Research on the relationship between public memory and collective identity is varied and extensive, but one fairly prominent scholarly perspective coalesces around Hannah Arendt's idea that the practices of remembrance are the lifeblood of the polis.1 The stakes here are high, for it seems that without remembrance ..

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A Rhetoric of Motives.Kenneth Burke - 1950 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 3 (2):124-127.
Matter and Memory.Henri Bergson, Nancy Margaret Paul & W. Scott Palmer - 1911 - International Journal of Ethics 22 (1):101-107.

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