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The Axiological Memory

Nicolae Râmbu

This book represents an attempt to explain the manner in which values are attached to memory. The author examines that when the fundamental values of a civilisation are attached to the individual’s memory, they can never be forgotten or erased, irrespective of how violent or subtle the means used for this purpose might be. The essay investigates why some people who have been educated in a foreign culture and who are, well-integrated, suddenly return to the fundamental values of their culture of origin and, in some cases, they violently turn against their foster civilization.

Friedrich Nietzsche’s concept of axiological memory – The memory and the value of the self – Axiological memory and Weltanschauung – The collective unconscious and axiological memory – The constitution of a state as a method of building the axiological memory