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Forgetting Ourselves

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Professor Francis O'Gorman wonders how much of what we think is remembering is actually forgetting. What is our relationship with past time and fantasy?

Professor Francis O'Gorman wonders how much of what we think is remembering is actually forgetting. What exactly is our relationship with past time and fantasy? He explores the compound presence of forgetfulness masquerading as memory: from the revisiting of places, the re-reading of books, and the revisiting of people we once knew. Is our hold on the past more determined by what we do not remember, cannot remember, or do not want to remember than we easily admit?

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