L'Oblit: una definició filosòfica

Translated title of the contribution: Oblivion: a philosophical definition

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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 contributionOblivion: a philosophical definition
Original languageCatalan
Pages (from-to)233-255
Number of pages23
JournalArs Brevis
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Philosophy of Education
  • memory and oblivion
  • cultural memory
  • philosophy and oblivion


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