4 PARAGRAPH JOURNAL Ethics Of Remembering.
Read the excerpt from Susan Sontag’s book, Regarding the Pain of Others, in the Module Resources folder.
Do you agree with Susan Sontag, that remembering is an ethical act? What do you think she means in the passage? What thoughts do you have on this excerpt and its relevance to ethics in psychology? You may find it useful to research the author and position your knowledge of the writer in relation to her career as a writer
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others Excerpt Susan Sontag is an author of four novels, a collection of stories, several plays, and many works of nonfiction. She has received the National Book Award for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism and the Jerusalem Prize for her body of work. She also received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. “Remembering is an ethical act, has ethical value in and of itself. Memory is, achingly,
the only relation we can have with the dead. So the belief that remembering is an
ethical act is deep in our natures as humans, who know we are going to die, and who
mourn those who in the normal course of things die before us—grandparents, parents,
teachers, and older friends. Heartlessness and amnesia seem to go together” (Sontag,
Sontag, S. (2003). Regarding the pain of others. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.