Reid’s View of Memorial Conception

Journal of Scottish Philosophy 16 (3):211-226 (2018)

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Marina Folescu
University of Missouri, Columbia
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Thomas Reid believed that the human mind is well equipped, from infancy, to acquire knowledge of the external world, with all its objects, persons and events. There are three main faculties that are involved in the acquisition of knowledge: (original) perception, memory, and imagination. It is thought that we cannot understand how exactly perception works, unless we have a good grasp on Reid’s notion of perceptual conception (i.e., of the conception employed in perception). The present paper argues that the same is true of memory, and it offers an answer to the question: what type of conception does it employ?
Keywords Thomas Reid  immediate knowledge of the past  memory  conceptual and non-conceptual content  conception  perception
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