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חדשות והודעות

צרו קשר

ראש החוג: ד"ר נלי טאלר
 
יועצת תואר ראשון: ד"ר שרון קרישק 
sharon.krishek@mail.huji.ac.il
 
יועץ תואר שני: ד"ר אהרן סיגל
 
רכזת החוג: לימור אילון
limorp@savion.huji.ac.il 
טלפון 02-5883759, פקס 02-5883572
שעות קבלה: יום א' 11:30-14:30, ימים ב'-ה' 10:00-13:00 
חדר 4606 הפקולטה למדעי הרוח

 

 

 

Colloquium Speakers - Martin Matustik (Arizona State) - 13.11.18

תאריך: 
ג', 13/11/201812:30-14:00

The Departmental Colloquium
Martin Beck Matuštík
Arizona State University

The Difficulty of Unforgiving
There is a shared normative intuition that only transgressions that admit
punishment can be repaired. Crimes against humanity are in legal terms
imprescriptible: there is no time limit on punishment as long as perpetrators
live. Yet there is no human-type contrition that could by itself expiate evil
deeds even if they are punished, repented, and repaired. Both outcomes
of imprescriptibility bring us to the threshold of forgiving the unforgivable.
This is why there is nothing wholly secular about unforgiving. Forgetting
the past requires no lifelong effort, while forgiving trauma needs an
ongoing effort at remembering something as otherwise than it was. If I
cannot forgive, why not rather forget the whole thing? Why would the
secular age want to keep alive a postsecular excess of unforgiving? If I
could induce amnesia, modify my brain proteins that record trauma, why
would I want to live with my unforgiving self ? Forgetting does not require
my whole self for its work; unforgiving consumes the self that one has
been. A new self, albeit recognizable in remembering, arises in coming to
terms with traumatic past.
The lecture will be in English

 

November 13, 2018 | 12:30-14:00
Asia-Africa Studies seminar room (5318)