Memory, Consciousness and Temporality

Memory, Consciousness and Temporality

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Memory, Consciousness, and Temporality presents the argument that current memory theories are undermined by two false assumptions: the `memory trace paradox' and `the fallacy of the homunculus'. In these pages Gianfranco Dalla Barba introduces a hypothesis - the Memory, Consciousness, and Temporality (MCT) hypothesis - on the relationship between memory and consciousness that is not undermined by these assumptions and further demonstrates how MCT can account for a variety of memory disorders and phenomena.
With a unique approach intended to conjugate phenomenological analysis and recent neuropsychological data, the author makes an important contribution to our understanding of the central issues in current cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 160 x 238.8 x 17.8mm | 521.64g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2002 ed.
  • XIII, 224 p.
  • 0792375254
  • 9780792375258

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Preface. 1. The Problem of the Past and the Paradox of the Trace. 2. The Homunculus Fallacy. 3. Varieties of Consciousness. 4. Temporality. 5. Knowing and Remembering. 6. Memory and Consciousness. 7. Consciousness and Reality. References. Index.
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