Avishai Margalit’s Idea of an Ethics of Memory and its Relevance for a Pluralistic Europe

JVF Conference Papers

I would like to present the idea of an Ethics of Memory and how the Israeli philosopher Avishai Margalit dealt with it in his book The Ethics of Memory (2004). In this perspective, I want to discuss one of Margalit’s key concepts—that is “shared memory”—and its relevance for a pluralistic Europe, which brings me to reflect on the possibility of a so-called “culture of memory” in the European context.

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