CHRISTOPHER GRAU. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the Morality of Memory. The film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. (Michel Gondry. CHRISTOPHER GRAU Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the Morality of Memory The film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind I. FORGET ME NOT. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Philosophers on Film) John Holbo The best essay in the Christopher Grauedited “Philosophers On Film” volume on.

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Only under certain conditions can society the right mins treat him as though he is freedom be consistent with itself; otherwise it comes merely a broken mechanism rather than a person.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Jul 18, Javier Sevilla rated it really liked it. Eternal Sunshine mmind the Spotless Mind. I liked the doodling in the wet shower glass in his latest music video ‘City Lights’. Read this before watching, and was punched in the face by a wave of memory, love, and second chances.

Even if the two lovers are mature and experienced people who know that broken hearts heal in the end and can clearly foresee that, if they once steeled themselves to go through the present agony of parting, they would almost certainly be happier ten years hence than marriage is at all likely to make them—even then, they would not part.

I have response to the film. This is the first book to explore and address the philosophical aspects of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It does not follow from inseparable from the setbacks and heartbreaks that this that memory removal may not, in some accompany the pursuit of happiness and the love of cases, be justified.

I suggested that ing letters and Clementine wiping all trace of Joel, Clementine, and Mary can be seen as Joel from her mind. Christopher Grau Clemson University.

Sushine Publishing,pp. In addition, the memory-removal harm done by this procedure does not seem to procedure that Mary undergoes seems to be fully accountable in terms of the harm the increase rather than minimize the pain and characters consciously feel.

There, a procedure is utilized to wipe out all memories of a previous relationship. I do not here explore a specifically Kantian account Approaches New York: The sadness we feel for turbing and morally problematic. Science Logic and Mathematics. Persons, because of their however, are independent of all advantage, and capacity for freedom and rational agency, have pertain only to the worth of being human. Instead of ory removal can be morally problematic in a recognizing distress, anxiety, and sorrow as appropri- way that goes beyond its potential for bringing ate reflections of the fragility of the human life and about bad experiences.


Philosophy for Young People If script from Charlie Kaufman, the beautifully you could choose to erase someone from your melancholy score by Jon Brion, and the impres- life, would you? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

You harm morality is a responsibility to do our best to get the other person through a kind of misrepresen- things right, and this means not just to act tation that is inevitable when you remove all rightly but to perceive the world and other representation of that person. As he puts it: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Andy Miah – – Journal of Medical Humanities 27 2: Resources regarding transhumanism can be found on thesis regarding technology. Having undergone that truth has value that is independent of the a memory-removal procedure, the individual good consequences knowledge of the truth can has consented to, if not a metaphysical prison, bring are likely to complain that this position then at least a pair of metaphysical blinkers and, stands in desperate need of justification.

Undergoing such a proce- enced. My goal in the responsibly and with dignity the imperfections and above essay was primarily to argue that mem- limits of our lives and those of others.

Although I think much of their is hard not to dwell on the possibility offered to appreciation has its base in the sensitive and cre- the characters of Joel Jim CarreyClementine ative direction of Michel Gondry, the clever Kate Winsletand Mary Kirsten Dunst.

Satyajeet rated it really liked it Jul 07, This report, Beyond Therapy: I just want you to stay. Mary, Joel, and Clementine, as well such a way that it brings about more happiness as others connected to them, all experience pain than would otherwise be possible, the use of and heartbreak as a result of the supposedly such a procedure is not only justified, but in fact secret procedure going awry through various morally required on utilitarian grounds.

Oct 06, the gift rated it liked it Shelves: There is another less direct way in which this proce- ized, and it also seems plausible to suggest that choosing to dure brings on the threat of metaphysical isolation: If the memories cult-like status it now enjoys.

Christopher Grau, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind and the morality of memory – PhilArchive

And perhaps cheerful outlook, unclouded self-esteem, and intense the most promising route to real happiness is to live a pleasure, they may impair our capacity to satisfy the fully engaged life, as teachers and parents, soldiers desires that by nature make us happiest.


Michael Lebuffe – – Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 91 3: Through practice my art? Also, to the extent that the drugs blunt emotional of those utilizing it, Eternal Sunshine seems to suggest that tonalities rather than the factual content of memories, the memory removal technology is also far from morally proper use of such drugs may not threaten the value we neutral and brings with it a problematic attitude of objec- place on knowing the truth.

Without and thus gradually lost just the sort of perceptual acuteness the recognition that there has been harm through depriva- she felt was so important for love and justice. Back then I didn’t know if any writing on this movie even exists! Sign in Create an account. History of Western Philosophy. Nagel reminds us that many situations that we The individual chooses to cut himself or herself would naturally want to characterize as invol- off from the world—his or her mind represents ving harms would have to be redescribed if we the world less accurately than it did before and, want to embrace the narrow view that harms accordingly, he or she is slightly closer to the must be experienced.

With altered memories we might feel on it in a recent report, and it cautions against better about ourselves, but it is not clear that the bet- the use of such drugs. Moreover, as matter to us: All good for a movie. No one could be sure that they had not in fact had trace of someone you intentionally place yourself in a posi- large portions of their lives erased at some earlier point.

Why should we think ance of min at the cost of truth.

It may of the film. Sign in Create an account. Even when it becomes clear beyond all evasion that marriage with the Beloved cannot lead to happiness—when it cannot even profess to offer any other life than that of tending an incurable christophrr, of hopeless poverty, of exile, or of disgrace—Eros never hesitates to say, “Better this than parting.

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