The Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney, in collaboration with the Philosophy Research Initiative at Western Sydney University, presents
Memory vs Forgetting: A conflicting complicity?
A public lecture by Italian philosopher Remo Bodei.
Memory and forgetting define the field in which a collective identity is created and legitimized. That field - the struggle of what is to be remembered, what forgotten - is sometimes fought on the battlefields of wars when we see that victors in history impose a forgetting of old beliefs. However, the defense of memory also has an ethical dimension, that is, the preserving of a more conscious - and therefore, more free - identity. Yet, despite their conflict, forgetting is just as indispensable to memory as memory is to forgetting. How can we chart their complicated relationship?
Remo Bodei is professor of history of philosophy at the UCLA, and also teaches at the University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He is the author of numerous books, such as The Logics of Delusion and The Life of Things, the Love of Things.
The respondent will be Douglas Moggach, professor of political science and philosophy at the University of Ottawa and the author of The Philosophy and Politics of Bruno Bauer.
Wednesday 15th March, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Building, State Library of New South Wales
Adults $20, Friends and Concessions $15.
Book : http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/whats-on