ZiF Workshop

Ethik des Erinnerns

Date: 6 - 8 April 2022
Convenors: Jan Christoph Bublitz (Hamburg, GER), Simone Kühn (Berlin, GER), Dimitris Repantis (Berlin, GER), Martin Dresler (Nijmwegen, NDL)

The workshop examines the ethics of memory and related epistemological questions. The primary focus is on individual memories, i.e., episodic and autobiographic memories. While ethical question of collective memory and remembrance have been widely discussed in Germany and elsewhere, systematic treatments of an ethics of individual memory are largely absent. The workshop seeks to contribute to this field by bringing together researchers in the German speaking world from various disciplines and having them discuss and shape the relevant topics. Apart from questions who should, must, or may remember what, and in which way, questions about an ethics of forgetting and false memories should be addressed. The latter are practically relevant in law and psychotherapy, but many empirical and ethical questions about them are hardly discussed. Moreover, novel forms of memory such as intergenerational (epigenetic) transfer of “memory” should be addressed, as well as novel forms of externalizing memories in artefacts

Conference Programme

Please direct questions concerning the organisation of the workshop to Trixi Valentin at the Conference Office. Questions regarding scientific content and contributions should be directed to the organizers.

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