Memory

[Revised entry by Kourken Michaelian and John Sutton on April 24, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Memory plays important roles in many areas of philosophy. It is vital to
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[Revised entry by Kourken Michaelian and John Sutton on April 24, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Memory plays important roles in many areas of philosophy. It is vital to our knowledge of the world in general and of the personal past in particular. It underwrites our identities as individuals and our ties to other people. Philosophical interest in memory thus dates back to antiquity and has remained prominent throughout the history of philosophy (Aho 2014; Bloch 2014; Burnham 1888; Herrmann a Chaffinn 1988; Nikulin 2015). More recently, memory has come to be recognized as a topic of major philosophical...

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