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Our Faithfulness to the Past: The Ethics and Politics of Memory

Sue Campbell, Christine M. Koggel, and Rockney Jacobsen


This book brings together a series of interrelated chapters on the ethics and politics of memory by the late feminist philosopher Sue Campbell. In Campbell’s treatment of them, both memory and the self are deeply relational, the boundaries between individuals and collectives need to be interrogated, and there is a deep entanglement of epistemic and ethical norms. The chapters of Part I, diagnoses and responds to contemporary skepticism about personal memory and develops an account of good remembering that is better suited to contemporary (reconstructive) theories of memory. Being faithful to t ... More

Keywords: accuracy of memories, feminist philosophy, identity of selves, Indian Residential Schools, Canada, integrity, oppression, reconstructive theories of memory, relational conception of memory, relational selves, sharing memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199376933
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376933.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sue Campbell, author
Dalhousie University

Christine M. Koggel, editor
Bryn Mawr College

Rockney Jacobsen, editor
Wilfrid Laurier University

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