Philosophy of Memory [Charles Tonderai Mudede]
All Levels | Memory makes what has happened in our lives present, and the future is something we imagine. But imagination both remembers the past and simulates the future. This means the act of recalling is as creative as that of foretelling. And because the virtual (or compossible) is the zone of the imagination, this means the past is as unsettled (or as ghostly) as the future. This class will introduce writers to philosophical concepts on the nature of memory, the subject of one of the greatest novels, Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past.