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Understanding Others: Peoples, Animals, Pasts

Dominick LaCapra


To what extent do we and can we understand others – other peoples, species, times, and places? What is the role of others within ourselves, epitomized in the notion of unconscious forces? Can we come to terms with our internalized others in ways that foster mutual understanding and counteract the tendency to scapegoat, project, victimize, and indulge in prejudicial and narcissistic impulses? How do various fields or disciplines address or avoid such questions? And, in the light of recent developments, have these questions become particularly pressing and not in the least confined to other peop ... More

Keywords: history, trauma, humanities/posthumanism, memory, critical theory.

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501724893
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501724893.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominick LaCapra, author
Cornell University