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Sacrificing the Spectres of History

Lecture by Dr Joseph Cohen (University College Dublin, Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco) (12.01.2023)

"Our lecture will focus on the intricate and complex relationship between sacrifice and history. We will see emerge from this confrontation a novel manner of thinking the singularity of historical events and indeed of reformulating what is meant by temporality and alterity, commemoration and forgiveness, truth and justice. The lecture will, in this sense, propose original considerations on the incessant return of historical events in our present lived experience and further reflections on how to face our future."   

In the framework of lecture series Exploring the In-Between: Haunting Ghosts, Fantasies, Emotions, Memory and Memes