Review of Philosophy and Psychology 10 (1):187-217 (2019)

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André Sant'Anna
Washington University in St. Louis
Kourken Michaelian
Université Grenoble Alpes
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The debate over the objects of episodic memory has for some time been stalled, with few alternatives to familiar forms of direct and indirect realism being advanced. This paper moves the debate forward by building on insights from the recent psychological literature on memory as a form of episodic hypothetical thought (or mental time travel) and the recent philosophical literature on relationalist and representationalist approaches to perception. The former suggests that an adequate account of the objects of episodic memory will have to be a special case of an account of the objects of episodic hypothetical thought more generally. The latter suggests that an adequate account of the objects of episodic hypothetical thought will have to combine features of direct realism and representationalism. We develop a novel pragmatist-inspired account of the objects of episodic hypothetical thought that has the requisite features.
Keywords Episodic memory  Perception  Mental time travel  Counterfactual thought  Pragmatism
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