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The Resource Memory : a philosophical study, Sven Bernecker

Memory : a philosophical study, Sven Bernecker

Label
Memory : a philosophical study
Title
Memory
Title remainder
a philosophical study
Statement of responsibility
Sven Bernecker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Sven Bernecker investigates the defining characteristics of memory and the issues essential to understanding it. The book gives a comprehensive philosophical account of memory and illuminates issues central to contemporary discussions of metaphysics and epistemology such as personal identity, causation, mental content, and justification." "Bernecker argues that remembering something, unlike knowing something, does not require having a belief. There are also instances where one has a memory but no justification for what one remembers. These surprising results suggest that remembering something requires standing in an appropriate causal relation to the relevant past representation. The book shows that a distinction needs to be made between the causal dependence of a memory on a past representation and the causal dependence of a memory on that which retains the past representation. This distinction turns out to be crucial for discerning cases of remembering from instances where some content is learned anew rather than recalled. The book proposes a theory of memory contents whereby they are determined by relations the subject bears to his past physical or social environment rather than by states internal to the subject. This theory is shown to be compatible with the compelling psychological criterion of personal identity. Against the background of the theory of memory contents, Bernecker maintains that a memory content need not be the same as, but only similar to, the content of the representation from which it causally derives. This view has interesting results for the debate over false memories and the theory of self-knowledge."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bernecker, Sven
Dewey number
128/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
BD181.7
LC item number
.B47 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Geheugen
  • Filosofische aspecten
Label
Memory : a philosophical study, Sven Bernecker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
430522382
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780199577569
Lccn
2009032247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)430522382
Label
Memory : a philosophical study, Sven Bernecker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
430522382
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780199577569
Lccn
2009032247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)430522382

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