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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Moore, Jacqueline
URN etd-05012009-091855
Title Memory and Its Vicissitudes: An Examination of Memory, Trauma, and History
Degree Master of Arts
Department Philosophy
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein Committee Chair
Gregg M. Horowitz Committee Member
Keywords
  • memory
  • trauma
  • history
  • stories
  • alienation
  • embodiment
  • testimony
  • Spinoza
  • Freud
  • Marx
  • Adorno
  • Benjamin
  • Primo Levi
Date of Defense 2009-05-01
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Partially borrowing a title from Freud’s “Instincts and Their Vicissitudes,” this thesis will take up a similar project in the sense that it will examine the different destinies or variations that memory fulfills as a dynamic apparatus, and one important aspect of human embodied experience. By eliciting Spinoza and Freud as the foundational theories on mind and its relation to body, I contour a discussion of individual trauma, historical trauma, and testimony that situates the human individual as both a producer and produced by historical and political conditions. Ultimately I advocate for a dialectical approach that values stories as the last mode of communicating reflective human experience, and sees the “past” as history living in the present.
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