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In fresh many years, reminiscence has develop into a dominant subject in philosophy, politics, heritage, technological know-how, literature and the discussions of trauma and the Holocaust. This quantity exhibits how the concept that of reminiscence has been utilized in assorted ancient conditions and the way it has replaced through the background of philosophy.


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One also differentiates between short-term and long-term memory, voluntary and involuntary memory (“mind pops”), working memory, motor memory, prospective and retrospective memory,4 and so forth. But classification is only a classification that serves a particular purpose and addresses a particular problem. Classifications of memory can thus be rethought, changed, or presented otherwise, once new problems and answers arise. A comprehensive overview of contemporary theories of memory, of various kinds of memory, its psychological functions and ways of organization are presented in the Oxford Handbook of Memory, which the current volume intends to complement.

Kempf. 14, ext. 5. 57 The practice of obliterating a political opponent’s name and thus eradicating him from historical and cultural memory has been used and abused throughout the ages, from the opponents of Akhenaten, who ordered his name be destroyed from all inscriptions, to Stalin, who ordered the names of his political rivals and dissidents be cut out from all previously printed materials (including encyclopedias) and prohibited them from ever being mentioned. introduction 31 9. Forgetting/Oblivion Forgetting is an inevitable companion and counterpart of memory.

31 For instance, one can provide a story for each name (a “biography”), or a story relating to all the entries on the list (an “epic”). Or, following György Lukács’s Hegelian distinction between epic, tragedy, and philosophy as three 30 The distinction goes back at least to Gervase of Canterbury who lived at the end of eleventh century (Patrick J. Geary, Phantoms of Remembrance: Memory and Oblivion at the End of the First Millennium [Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994], 9). 31 Hayden White, Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973), 31–38, passim; and Hayden White, “Historical Discourse and Literary Writing,” in Tropes of the Past: Hayden White and the History/Literature Debate, ed.

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