Generative memory

Philosophical Psychology 24 (3):323 - 342 (2011)
Abstract
This paper explores the implications of the psychology of constructive memory for philosophical theories of the metaphysics of memory and for a central question in the epistemology of memory. I first develop a general interpretation of the psychology of constructive memory. I then argue, on the basis of this interpretation, for an updated version of Martin and Deutscher's influential causal theory of memory. I conclude by sketching the implications of this updated theory for the question of memory's status as a generative epistemic source
Keywords memory  theories of memory  epistemology of memory  causal theory of memory  constructive memory  generationism  preservationism
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