The Problematic Presence of Memory

dc.contributor.advisorMitscherling, Jeff
dc.contributor.authorJordan-Stevens, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-07T17:14:52Z
dc.date.available2013-09-07T17:14:52Z
dc.date.copyright2013-08
dc.date.created2013-08-20
dc.date.issued2013-09-07
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.degree.programmePhilosophyen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is an investigation of memory. Reflective memory demands two things. First, that it might relate and logically position itself in relation to what is absent. Second, that it is to remain open to free repetition for so long as it goes unchallenged by forgetting or correction. Under these structural requests, the ground for an ontological comparison appears: are not these demands also the demands of language? According to Husserl’s Logical Investigations, a sign must, in its hunger for truth and fulfillment, be able both to constitute a relation with the signified, though absent, object and to repeat its sense and meaning over time. Analogously then, memory is like a language insofar as it speaks of the past in its absence and, at the same time, drives forward to its ‘death’, self-effacement, and dissolution; that is, forward into the resolution of truth.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/7476
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectMemoryen_US
dc.subjectHusserlen_US
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen_US
dc.titleThe Problematic Presence of Memoryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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