The structure of time in autobiographical memory

European Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):105-17 (1997)
Much of ordinary memory is autobiographical; memory of what one saw and did, where and when. It may derive from your own past experiences, or from what other people told you about your past life. It may be phenomenologically rich, redolent of that autumn afternoon so long ago, or a few austere reports of what happened. But all autobiographical memory is first-person memory, stateable using ‘I’. It is a memory you would express by saying, ‘I remember I . . .’.
Keywords Autobiography  Metaphysics  Self  Structure  Time
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/1468-0378.00031
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 24,433
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Kevin J. Harrelson (2016). Narrative Identity and Diachronic Self-Knowledge. Journal of the American Philosophical Association 2 (1):164-179.
D. Perrin & S. Rousset (2014). The Episodicity of Memory. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 5 (3):291-312.

View all 8 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
William F. Brewer (1992). Phenomenal Experience in Laboratory and Autobiographical Memory. In Martin A. Conway, David C. Rubin, H. Spinnler & W. Wagenaar (eds.), Theoretical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 31--51.
M. Schectman (1994). The Truth About Memory. Philosophical Psychology 7 (1):3-18.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

149 ( #28,882 of 1,925,095 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

16 ( #40,172 of 1,925,095 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.