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
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DOI 10.1111/1468-0378.00031
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