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Where religion Confuses Yet Faith Gives Hope:Conflict resolution in Northern ireland

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Wilson, Derick (2003) Where religion Confuses Yet Faith Gives Hope:Conflict resolution in Northern ireland. Justice and the Politics of Memory, 33 . pp. 119-140. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Memory is not a mere repository for past events. This was Henri Bergson’s fundamental claim about consciousness. In distinguishing our psychic constitution by its sense of the past, Bergson differentiates our perception of time from a process in which one instant merely replaces another. While Bergson cast his ideas in terms of the biological sciences, his analysis did not neglect the moral impulse that accompanies the condensation of history with which we continuously live. Classifying human existence in this way bears on ethical and political questions. How such questions can plague the memory of a people and the entire human community is addressed in Justice and the Politics of Memory.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Reconciliation, Equity, Diversity, Interdependence, Ethnic Frontier, Faith Communities, Social Justice, Conflict resolution, Northern Ireland
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:3968
Deposited By:Dr Derick Wilson
Deposited On:05 Jan 2010 14:21
Last Modified:16 Feb 2011 15:08

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