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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Henderson, Michael
Author's Email Address mhender@lsu.edu
URN etd-1110103-153129
Title Remembrances of Things Past and Future: Memory and Its Significance for Politics in Nietzsche, Sophocles, and Isaiah
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Political Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Cecil Eubanks Committee Chair
Wayne Parent Committee Chair
Ellis Sandoz Committee Member
  • temporal consciousness
  • narrative memory
Date of Defense 2003-10-30
Availability unrestricted
This thesis is an inquiry into memory and its significance for politics as described in three sources. Part of its task is to grasp Nietzsche’s phenomenology of memory thought and to inquire into what understanding about politics emerges. Nietszche speaks about memory with respect to the self, yet he offers little elaboration about intersubjectivity or transcendence for linking memory to justice. To further investigate his approach, this essay examines two other texts, Philoctetes, by Sophocles, and Isaiah, which set this discussion on a political stage. What emerges is an approach to how memory can have an impact on self, community, and politics in the search for justice.
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