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Memories: mental repetition of representations without the original stimulus. See also stimuli, knowledge, learning.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Morozov I 280
Memory/Delete/Data/Forgetting/Margalite/Morozov: Avishai Margalit makes a distinction between forgiveness as an extinction, which he calls "blotting out" and forgiveness as an uncovering, which he calls "crossing out". (1)
Morozov: i. e. making invisible or preserving an original inscription.
For Margalit, preserving while crossing out is morally preferable. (2)
Morozov: while technology helps us quickly and easily with extinguishing, it is not so easy to use it for forgiveness.

1. Avishai Margalit, The Ethics of Memory (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004), 189.
2. ibid.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Margalit I
Avishai Margalit
The Ethics of Memory Cambridge, MA 2004

Morozov I
Evgeny Morozov
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism New York 2014

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