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The Resource Memory as a remedy for evil, Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Gila Walker ; with photographs by Naveen Kishore

Memory as a remedy for evil, Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Gila Walker ; with photographs by Naveen Kishore

Label
Memory as a remedy for evil
Title
Memory as a remedy for evil
Statement of responsibility
Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Gila Walker ; with photographs by Naveen Kishore
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Can humanity be divided into good and evil? And if so, is it possible for the good to vanquish the evil, eradicating it from the face of the Earth by declaring war on evildoers and bringing them to justice? Can we overcome evil by the power of memory? In Memory as a Remedy for Evil, Tzvetan Todorov answers these questions in the negative, arguing that despite all our efforts to the contrary, we cannot be delivered from evil. In this work on evil, memory and justice, Todorov examines the uses of memory and the spate of memorial laws in France in order to show how memory has failed as a remedy against evil and how efforts to come to grips with past evil through trials and punitive justice have failed as well. Todorov locates the fatal flaw of all these approaches in our erroneous relationship with evil as alterity, the distinction that we draw between ourselves and others that allows us to imagine ourselves in the appealing role of hero and victim and confine others to the role of villain and criminal. Similarly, in his analysis of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Cambodia's Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Todorov argues in favor of restorative justice, which "seeks not to punish but to restore relations that should never have been interrupted" between former perpetrators and former victims. Memory as a Remedy for Evil is a powerful and timely work that asks that we recognize the good and evil within each of us--and reminds us that it is only by coming to terms with evil and trying to understand it that we can hope to tame it."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Todorov, Tzvetan
Dewey number
100
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BD181.7
LC item number
.T63 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory
  • History
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Good and evil
Label
Memory as a remedy for evil, Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Gila Walker ; with photographs by Naveen Kishore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memory as a Remedy for Evil -- About the Photographs
Control code
457149210
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9781906497439
LC acquisition program
I-E-2010-318501; 71-90; 69-90
Lccn
2010318501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)457149210
Label
Memory as a remedy for evil, Tzvetan Todorov ; translated by Gila Walker ; with photographs by Naveen Kishore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memory as a Remedy for Evil -- About the Photographs
Control code
457149210
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9781906497439
LC acquisition program
I-E-2010-318501; 71-90; 69-90
Lccn
2010318501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)457149210

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