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Memory: A History

Dmitri Nikulin


This book intends to show the ways the concept of memory has been used and appropriated throughout the history of philosophy. In ancient philosophy, memory was considered a repository of sensible and mental impressions and was complemented by recollection—the process of recovering the content of past thoughts and perceptions. Such an understanding of memory led to the development both of mnemotechnics and of attempts to locate memory within the structure of cognitive faculties. In contemporary philosophical and historical debates, memory frequently stands in for reason by becoming a predominan ... More

Keywords: memory, memory and recollection, memory and literature, memory and psychology, memory and recognition, oblivion

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199793839
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793839.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dmitri Nikulin, editor
Professor of Philosophy, New School for Social Research

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