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Memory: A Self-Referential Account

Jordi Fernández


This book offers a philosophical account of memory. Memory is remarkably interesting from a philosophical point of view. Our memories interact with mental states of other types in a characteristic way. They also have some associated feelings that other mental states lack. Our memories are special in terms of their representational capacity too, since we can have memories of objective events, and we can have memories of our own past experiences. Finally, our memories are epistemically special, in that beliefs formed on the basis of our memories are protected from certain errors of misidentifica ... More

Keywords: memory, remembering, causation, self-reference, ownership, immunity to error, time, epistemic justification

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190073008
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190073008.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jordi Fernández, author
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide

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