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Remembering from the Outside: Personal Memory and the Perspectival Mind

Christopher McCarroll


When recalling events that one personally experienced, one often visualizes the remembered scene as one originally saw it: from an internal visual perspective. Sometimes, however, one sees oneself in the remembered scene: from an external “observer perspective.” In such cases one remembers from-the-outside. This book is about such memories. Remembering from-the-outside is a common yet curious case of personal memory: one views oneself from a perspective one seemingly could not have had at the time of the original event. How can past events be recalled from a detached perspective? How is it tha ... More

Keywords: memory, episodic memory, observer perspectives, perspective, mental imagery, imagination, perception, spatial cognition, modes of presentation, phenomenology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190674267
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190674267.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher McCarroll, author
Postdoctoral Researcher, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy