Chapter

Concluding Remarks

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/9780199577569.003.0010
Concluding Remarks

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This short chapter summarizes the analyses of introversive and extroversive memory and spells out their wider ramifications. The philosophical analysis of memory can make an important contribution to the critical evaluation of the commonsensical criteria we use to assess the accuracy of our own and other people's memory reports. Moreover, the philosophical analysis of memory is able to provide a completely general test of when a memory report is accurate and when it is not.

Keywords: summary; wider ramifications; accuracy; memory reports; introversive memory; extroversive memory

Chapter.  2175 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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