Logos and Episteme 6 (2):225-230 (2015)

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Andrew Naylor
Indiana University South Bend
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Most of our memories are inferential, so says Sven Bernecker in Memory: A Philosophical Study. I show that his account of inferentially remembering that p is too strong. A revision of the account that avoids the difficulty is proposed. Since inferential memory that p is memory that q (a proposition distinct from p) with an admixture of inference from one’s memory that q and a true thought one has that r, its analysis presupposes an adequate account of the (presumably non-inferential) memory that q. Bernecker’s account of non-inferentially remembering that is shown to be inadequate. A remedy lies in strengthening the account by requiring the rememberer to have had prima facie justification to believe that q, any defeaters of which were misleading.
Keywords Inferential memory  Epistemic justification  Inference  Memory  Bernecker
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ISBN(s) 2069-0533
DOI 10.5840/logos-episteme20156214
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