Master of Arts (MA)
This thesis is an inquiry into memory and its significance for politics as described in three sources. Part of its task is to grasp Nietzsche’s phenomenology of memory thought and to inquire into what understanding about politics emerges. Nietszche speaks about memory with respect to the self, yet he offers little elaboration about intersubjectivity or transcendence for linking memory to justice. To further investigate his approach, this essay examines two other texts, Philoctetes, by Sophocles, and Isaiah, which set this discussion on a political stage. What emerges is an approach to how memory can have an impact on self, community, and politics in the search for justice.
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Henderson, Michael, "Remembrances of things past and future: memory and its significance for politics in Nietzsche, Sophocles, and Isaiah" (2003). LSU Master's Theses. 2317.