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作者 Michaelian, Kourken, author
書名 Mental time travel : episodic memory and our knowledge of the personal past / Kourken Michaelian
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780262034098 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0262034093 (hardcover : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  128.3 M58219 2016    在架上  -  30500101531278
 歐美所圖書館  128.3 M58219 2016 c.2  在架上  -  30500101527938
說明 xx, 291 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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系列 Life and mind : philosophical issues in biology and psychology
Life and mind
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-284) and index
Three questions about memory -- Situating episodic memory -- Memory knowledge -- The commonsense conception -- The casual theory -- The simulation theory -- The information effect -- Metamemory and the source problem -- Metamemory and the process problem -- The puzzle of conscious episodic memory -- Consciousness and memory knowledge
"In this book, Kourken Michaelian builds on research in the psychology of memory to develop an innovative philosophical account of the nature of remembering and memory knowledge. Current philosophical approaches to memory rest on assumptions that are incompatible with the rich body of theory and data coming from psychology. Michaelian argues that abandoning those assumptions will result in a radically new philosophical understanding of memory. His novel, integrated account of episodic memory, memory knowledge, and their evolution makes a significant step in that direction. Michaelian situates episodic memory as a form of mental time travel and outlines a naturalistic framework for understanding it. Drawing on research in constructive memory, he develops an innovative simulation theory of memory; finding no intrinsic difference between remembering and imagining, he argues that to remember is to imagine the past. He investigates the reliability of simulational memory, focusing on the adaptivity of the constructive processes involved in remembering and the role of metacognitive monitoring; and he outlines an account of the evolution of episodic memory, distinguishing it from the forms of episodic-like memory demonstrated in animals. Memory research has become increasingly interdisciplinary. Michaelian account, built systematically on the findings of empirical research, not only draws out the implications of these findings for philosophical theories of remembering but also offers psychologists a framework for making sense of provocative experimental results on mental time travel"--Publisher's website
主題 Memory (Philosophy)
Episodic memory
Knowledge, Theory of
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