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The Concept of Memory

Sven Bernecker

in Memory

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199577569
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722820 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577569.003.0002
The Concept of Memory

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This chapter gives an overview over taxonomies of memory and argues that the standard philosopher's tripartite classification — propositional, experiential, practical memory — is problematic. A new taxonomy is introduced whereupon kinds of memories are classified in terms of the grammatical objects of the verb “to remember”. Given the new taxonomy, there are four main kinds of memory: object‐, property‐, event‐, and propositional memory. This chapter explains and justifies methodological externalism about memory and present preliminary analyses of extroversive and introversive memory.

Keywords: taxonomy; propositional memory; experiential memory; practical memory; methodological externalism; extroversive memory; introversive memory

Chapter.  14623 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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