in the arsehole of diogenes

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Monday, 9 May 2016

The problem with The Past

is not just that it is dangerously unpredictable
but that it is also highly immoral.

4 comments:

Jindra Hrdlicka said...

Perhaps, some elaboration ?
I am somewhat uncleared on this one.

Marcus Billson said...

Why is it, then, that the impetus to record the past, to preserve a memory of it and its atrocities, is a most moral endeavor? And there is another question your insight suggests: is preserving the past a preserving of the truth of what happened or an exploration (as your blog post leans toward) of its meaning?

auban said...

To elaborate would remove the challenging pithiness :-)

But the past is always being re-interpreted, and it is always worse than we can imagine.

auban said...

See my reply to Jindra.