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Israel, 1939
Israeli philosopher and author The Ethics of Memory

Avishai Margalit

Avishai Margalit is a philosopher who has become famous for his ideas on social and ethical issues. He has explored social constructions such as human dignity, memory as a constructive force and moral responsibility in times of conflict. His 2002 book The Ethics of Memory was a landmark work in the philosophy of memory, suggesting that memory is an ethical duty that can help bind communities together. Margalit wrote several other influential works, including The Decent Society (1998), Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of its Enemies (2004, with Ian Buruma), On Compromise and Rotten Compromises (2010) and On Betrayal (2017). He was awarded with the Spinozalens (2001), the Israel Prize in Philosophy (2010) and the Dr. Leopold-Lucas-Preis (2011). In 1978, he was one of the founders of the Peace Now movement. In 1996, Margalit was one of the speakers at the very first Nexus Conference, The Legacy of the Twentieth Century: The Politics of Amnesia.

Published in

Journal Nexus
2016

Nexus 74

Wat zal de wereld redden?
Journal Nexus
2015

Nexus 68

Oorlog en vrede
Journal Nexus
2013

Nexus 65

De universiteit van het leven
Journal Nexus

Nexus 50. Europees humanisme in fragmenten

Grammatica van een ongesproken taal
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 44

Massademocratie
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 41

Spiegels voor Europa
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 24

De herinnering
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 15

Het testament van de 20ste eeuw Deel I. Strategieën van vergetelheid
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 14

Voor non-conformisten

Speaker at

Aeham Ahmad

Conference

Nexus Conference 2016

What Will Save the World?

12 November 2016 09.40 - 16.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam

Conference

Anniversary Conference

War and Peace

20 September 2014 10.00 - 17.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam

Conference

Nexus Conference 2008

Identity Please!

14 June 2008 09.30 - 18.00 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam
NEXUS040620

Lecture

Nexus Lecture Avishai Margalit

Occidentalism

20 June 2004 14.00 - 16.15 Tilburg University

Conference

Part II. Idolatry

The Legacy of the Twentieth Century

15 May 1998 9.30 - 20.00 Tilburg University
The Atomium

Conference

Part I. The Politics of Amnesia

The Legacy of the Twentieth Century

21 May 1996 10.00 - 20.00 Tilburg University