Temporal concepts and episodic memory: A response to Hoerl

Mind and Language 14 (2):252-262 (1999)
Hoerl claims that episodic memory is necessary for a concept of the past, and that we should consider some severely amnesic patients as lacking such a concept. I question whether this description of such patients is plausible, and whether it helps us understand lack of insight in amnesia. I finish by arguing that Hoerl’s analysis of what constitutes a concept of the past raises interesting developmental issues
Keywords Amnesia  Epistemology  Memory  Temporality  Hoerl, C
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DOI 10.1111/1468-0017.00112
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