The purpose of this article is to make a definition of the notion 'forgetfulness' from a philosophical point of view. What would be the key issues that characterize forgetfulness as a symbolic operator in the work of memories reconfiguration? We will approach this subject from four main perspectives: the category of 'not-all' in Jacques Lacan and Jean-Claude Milner works, which makes memory a not inclusive totality; the category 'parresia' in Michel Foucault defining the relation between subject and truth in Ancient times; the category of 'denial' (Verneinung) in the reading of Freud's work by Jean Hyppolite; finally, the category 'relational' referring to the intimate proximity with forgetfulness that post-feminists contributions have highlighted. These four categories can be considered a conceptual and speculative system to be applied to the study and analysis of the different models of cultural, individual and collective memories and their ways of reconfiguring the past.
|Translated title of the contribution||Oblivion: a philosophical definition|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2017|
- Philosophy of Education
- memory and oblivion
- cultural memory
- philosophy and oblivion