Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Our Faithfulness to the Past: The Ethics and Politics of Memory

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

£79.00
Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

This volume brings together essays - three of them previously unpublished - on the epistemology, ethics, and politics of memory by the late feminist philosopher Sue Campbell. The essays in Part I diagnose contemporary skepticism about personal memory, and develop an account of good remembering that is better suited to contemporary (reconstructive) theories of memory. Campbell argues that being faithful to the past requires both accuracy and integrity, and is both an epistemic and an ethical achievement. The essays in Part II focus on the activities and practices through which we explore and negotiate the shared significance of our different recollections of the past, and the importance of sharing memory for constituting our identities. Views about self, identity, relation, and responsibility (all influenced by traditions in feminist philosophy) are examined through the lens of Campbell's relational conception of memory. She argues that remaining faithful to our past sometimes requires us to re-negotiate the boundaries between ourselves and the collectives to which we belong.

In Part III, Campbell uses her relational theory of memory to address the challenges of sharing memory and renewing selves in contexts that are fractured by moral and political difference, especially those arising from a history of injustice and oppression. She engages in detail Canada's Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, where survivor memories have the potential to illuminate the significance of the past for a shared future. The study of memory brings together philosophers, psychologists, historians, anthropologists, legal theorists, and political theorists and activists. Sue Campbell demonstrates a singular ability to put these many different areas of scholarship and activism into fruitful conversation with each other while also adding an original and powerful voice to the discussion.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledgePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesFeminism & feminist theory Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 01/08/2014 ISBN-13: 9780199376933  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

Canadian philosopher Sue Campbell (1956-2011) did important and influential work in moral and political psychology and in feminist theory. Her interest was in the diverse ways we express emotion and memory and in the political contexts that affect our possibilities for self-expression. Her second book Relational Remembering: Rethinking the Memory Wars (2003) won the North American Society for Social Philosophy 2003 Book Prize, and is essential reading for anyone theorizing about memory and its reliability. In 2014, Hypatia, the foremost journal of feminist philosophy, will publish a cluster of new essays on Campbell's work. Christine M. Koggel is Professor of Philosophy at Carleton University and the former Harvey Wexler Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair at Bryn Mawr College. Her numerous books and essays are in moral theory, practical ethics, social and political theory, and feminism. Rockney Jacobsen is Associate Professor and former Chair of Philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University. He has published essays in the philosophy of language and mind, Wittgenstein, the philosophy of sexuality, and in theoretical and applied ethics.

More books by Sue Campbell

More books by Christine M. Koggel

More books by Rockney Jacobsen

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

After Certainty: A History of Our...
(Hardback)
Robert Pasnau
 
 
£55.00
 
Robust Ethics: The Metaphysics and...
(Paperback)
Erik J. Wielenberg
 
 
£18.99
 
Thick Evaluation
(Hardback)
Simon Kirchin
 
 
£45.00
 
Know Thyself: The Value and Limits of...
(Paperback)
Mitchell S. Green
 
 
£14.99
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part Two
13/12/2017

Our knowledgeable Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. Here are their Dutch, Russian and Polish selections.

#FoylesFive: The Last Jedi
12/12/2017

As Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops out of hyperspace and into a cinema near you, Matt from our Web Team gives us his selection of the best Last Jedi books.

#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part One
08/12/2017

Our knowledgeable and fabulous Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. First up we have books in Italian, Portugese and Swedish.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd