The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory

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Memory occupies a fundamental place in philosophy, playing a central role not only in the history of philosophy but also in philosophy of mind, epistemology, and ethics. Yet the philosophy of memory has only recently emerged as an area of study and research in its own right.





The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory is an outstanding reference source on the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting area, and is the first philosophical collection of its kind. The forty-eight chapters are written by an international team of contributors, and divided into nine parts:















The nature of memory
The metaphysics of memory
Memory, mind, and meaning
Memory and the self
Memory and time
The social dimension of memory
The epistemology of memory
Memory and morality
History of philosophy of memory.












Within these sections, central topics and problems are examined, including: truth, consciousness, imagination, emotion, self-knowledge, narrative, personal identity, time, collective and social memory, internalism and externalism, and the ethics of memory. The final part examines figures in the history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Augustine, Freud, Bergson, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger, as well as perspectives on memory in Indian and Chinese philosophy.





Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, particularly philosophy of mind and psychology, the Handbook will also be of interest to those in related fields, such as psychology and anthropology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 590 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 38.1mm | 1,202g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113890936X
  • 9781138909366

Table of contents

Editors' Introduction: The philosophy of memory today Sven Bernecker and Kourken Michaelian





Part 1: The Nature of Memory


1. Taxonomy and Unity of Memory Markus Werning and Sen Cheng


2. The Phenomenology of Memory Fabrice Teroni


3. Memory and Levels of Scientific Explanation John Bickle








Part 2: The Metaphysics of Memory


4. Memory and Truth Sven Bernecker


5. Memory Causation Dorothea Debus


6. Memory Traces Sarah Robins


7. The Intentional Objects of Memory Jordi Fernandez








Part 3: Memory, Mind, and Meaning


8. Memory and Consciousness Paula Droege


9. Memory and Perspective


Christopher McCarroll and John Sutton


10. Memory and Imagination Felipe De Brigard


11. Memory Images Elizabeth Irvine


12. Memory and Emotion Ronald de Sousa








Part 4: Memory and the Self


13. Memory and Personal Identity Shaun Nichols


14. Memory and Self-Consciousness Jose Luis Bermudez


15. Memory and Narrativity Daniel Hutto








Part 5: Memory and Time


16. Memory and the Concept of Time Christoph Hoerl


17. Memory and the Metaphysics of TimeRobin Le Poidevin


18. Memory as Mental Time Travel Denis Perrin and Kourken Michaelian








Part 6: The Social Dimension of Memory


19. Extended Memory Robert Clowes


20. Collective Memory Jeffrey Andrew Barash


21. Memory and social identity Robyn Fivush and Matthew Graci








Part 7: The Epistemology of Memory


22. Internalism and Externalism Brent J.C. Madison


23. Foundationalism Berit Brogaard


24. Coherentism Erik J. Olsson


25. Preservation and Generation Thomas D. Senor


26. Skepticism and Memory Andrew Moon








Part 8: Memory and Morality


27. A Duty to Remember Jeffrey Blustein


28. An Obligation to Forget David Matheson


29. The Ethics of Memory Modification S. Matthew Liao








Part 9: History of Philosophy of Memory


30. Plato Sophie-Grace Chappell


31. Aristotle Sophie-Grace Chappell


32. Classical Indian Philosophy Jonardon Ganeri


33. Indian Buddhist Philosophy Monima Chadha


34. Chinese Buddhist Philosophy Chung-Ying Cheng


35. Augustine Lilianne Manning


36. Avicenna and Averroes Deborah L. Black


37. Thomas Aquinas John O'Callaghan


38. John Locke and Thomas Reid Rebecca Copenhaver


39. David Hume Daniel E. Flage


40. G.W.F Hegel Valentina Ricci


41. Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan Martin Schwab


42. Henri Bergson Trevor Perri


43. Bertrand Russell Paulo Faria


44. Maurice Halbwachs Dmitri Nikulin


45. Frederic Bartlett Brady Wagoner


46. Ludwig Wittgenstein Andy Hamilton


47. Martin Heidegger Taylor Carman


48. Paul Ricoeur Alexandre Dessingue.





Index
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Review quote

"This is a stunningly comprehensive collection on memory, by a well-balanced mix of established experts and sharp young thinkers. Anyone seeking a way into the bourgeoning field of the philosophy of memory should begin by reading this book. The editors have given a wonderfully accessible, stimulating, and well-organized gift not only to philosophers but also to a wide range of readers from cognate areas." - Rob Rupert, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA


"In its marvellous 48 chapters, this collection shows the centrality of memory to the philosophy of mind, as well as to epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. Importantly, it is not only philosophers who have taken up foundational questions about the nature of memory and its relationship to narrative, social identity, and technological interventions, but psychologists, historians, and social scientists, and each will savour their own favourite parts of this volume." - Robert A. Wilson, La Trobe University, Australia
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About Sven Bernecker

Sven Bernecker is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cologne, Germany and the University of California, Irvine, USA. He is the author of Reading Epistemology (2006), The Metaphysics of Memory (2008), and Memory: A Philosophical Study (2010) and is co-editor with Duncan Pritchard of The Routledge Companion to Epistemology (2011).





Kourken Michaelian is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of Mental Time Travel: Episodic Memory and Our Knowledge of the Personal Past (2016) and is co-editor with Stanley B. Klein and Karl K. Szpunar of Seeing the Future: Theoretical Perspectives on Future-Oriented Mental Time Travel (2016).
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