Memory pp 78-91 | Cite as

The Traditional Theories Reconsidered

Part of the Problems of Philosophy book series (PRPH)


In chapter 4 we saw that both the Representative and the Realist theories of memory are based on three central claims about remembering: that it is or involves an act or occurrence; that this occurrence is a mental experience, involving mental imagery; and that this occurrence provides a source of knowledge. We saw that these claims are all false of memory in general, but the ques­tion now is whether and how far they are true of personal memory in particular.


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