Estudios de Filosofía 64:73-93 (2021)

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André Sant'Anna
Washington University in St. Louis
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The current dispute between causalists and simulationists in philosophy of memory has led to opposing attempts to characterize the relationship between memory and imagination. In a recent overview of this debate, Perrin and Michaelian have suggested that the dispute over the continuity between memory and imagination boils down to the question of whether a causal connection to a past event is necessary for remembering. By developing an argument based on an analogy to perception, I argue that this dispute should instead be viewed as a dispute about the nature of the attitudes involved in remembering and imagining. The focus on attitudes, rather than on causal connections, suggests a new way of conceiving of the relationship between memory and imagination that has been overlooked in recent philosophy of memory.
Keywords continuismo  discontinuismo  imaginación  memoria  teoría causal  teoría de la simulación
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DOI 10.17533/udea.ef.n64a04
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