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How Memory Shapes Narratives: A Philosophical Essay on Redeeming the Past

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This is an exploration of how the narratives people construct during everyday living are shaped by certain limitations and regular patterns in individual memory. The book draws on themes in Walter Ong's analysis of memory and oracy. It also explores the relations between memory aids/supports and memory itself. The recognition of records as playing a role in memory adds a collective dimension and raises questions about the nature of historical truth. The ethical theme is based on the thesis that the past can be redeemed or ...

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How Memory Shapes Narratives: A Philosophical Essay on Redeeming the Past 1992, Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN-13: 9780773495753

Hardcover