Memory identification and its failures


Episodic memory
Propositional attitudes

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Teroni, F. (2024). Memory identification and its failures. Philosophy and the Mind Sciences, 5.


When we remember, we often know that we do. How does this memory identification proceed? After having articulated some constraints on an attractive account of memory identification, this paper explores three types of accounts that respectively appeal to features of memory content, of memory as an activity, and of memory as an attitude. It offers reasons to favour an attitudinal account giving pride of place to the feeling of familiarity.


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