The thought from outside: memory, truth and the repetition of faith

Fotiade, R. (2018) The thought from outside: memory, truth and the repetition of faith. In: Alphandary, I. and Koczanowicz, L. (eds.) Democracy, Dialogue, Memory: Expression and Affect Beyond Consensus. Series: Routledge studies in social and political thought. Routledge, pp. 110-124. ISBN 9781138564251

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Through the comparative analysis of Chris Marker’s La Jetée (1962), Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel (1962), Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982), Alan Resnais’s You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet (2012), Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love (2000) and 2046 (2004), this chapter considers the effectiveness of the postmodern notions of the “outside” as theorized first by Foucault (in relation to Blanchot), and then by Deleuze and Guattari (in relation to Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Shestov) for the possibility of outlining a different conception of temporality in its relationship to memory and testimonial. Deleuze’s notions of the “time-image” and of the “repetition of faith” help illuminate a radically different account of recollection as creative restitution of memory turned toward the future, which breaks the logic of temporal irreversibility and promises to overcome oblivion and, ultimately, death.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Film-philosophy, time-image, ghost, memory, archive, trace, photography, mental image, unconscious, compulsion repetition, uncanny, outside.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fotiade, Dr Ramona
Authors: Fotiade, R.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French

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