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Memory: A Philosophical Study

Sven Bernecker


This book presents an analysis of the concept of propositional (or factual) memory, defends a version of the causal theory of memory, and examines a number of metaphysical and epistemological issues crucial for memory. The book argues that memory, unlike knowledge, implies neither belief nor justification. There are instances where memory, though hitting the mark of truth, succeeds in an epistemically defective way. This book shows that, contrary to received wisdom in epistemology, memory not only preserves epistemic features generated by other epistemic sources but also functions as a source ... More

Keywords: memory, knowledge, belief, justification, causal, personal identity, entailment, externalism, content

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199577569
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sven Bernecker, author
University of California, Irvine
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