Memory—the form of representation that mediates between man and gods, between the worlds of alteration and exaltation, between sensation and cognition, between the near and the far, which holds within it distance. Memory as judgment, destroying fantasies of completion; a tool mapping illusion, displacing infancy; as the form of inquiry into its assumption, dissolving nostalgia. As its own object that it itself opens to experiment, its own object at long remove. The memory that is the index of history is the gauge of distinctions. Memory as a form of skepticism, as awareness of its longing, its fulfillment an investigation into its hope. The opposition to the founding of new myths, new plots to disregard truths. The memory that finds as its purpose the imperative that knowledge be reconstituted, as against its being a confirmation of feeling. The memory that has its objects unjoined (idolatry

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