Philosophical Studies Series

The Metaphysics of Memory

Authors: Bernecker, Sven

  • The first book on the metaphysics of memory in four decades
  • The most comprehensive discussion to date of the causal theory of memory
  • A novel contextualist theory of memorial authenticity
  • The study avails itself of contemporary psychology
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This book investigates central issues in the philosophy of memory. Does remembering require a causal process connecting the past representation to its subsequent recall and, if so, what is the nature of the causal process? Of what kind are the primary intentional objects of memory states? How do we know that our memory experiences portray things the way they happened in the past? Given that our memory is not only a passive device for reproducing thoughts but also an active device for processing stored thoughts, when are thoughts sufficiently similar to be memory-related?

The Metaphysics of Memory defends a version of the causal theory of memory, argues for direct realism about memory, proposes an externalist response to skepticism about memory knowledge, and develops a contextualist account of the factivity constraint on memory.

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eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8220-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7810-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Metaphysics of Memory
Authors
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
111
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8220-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8220-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8219-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7810-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 196
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