Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2017)

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John Sutton
Macquarie University
Kourken Michaelian
Université Grenoble Alpes
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Remembering is one of the most characteristic and most puzzling of human activities. Personal memory, in particular - the ability mentally to travel back into the past, as leading psychologist Endel Tulving puts it - often has intense emotional or moral significance: it is perhaps the most striking manifestation of the peculiar way human beings are embedded in time, and of our limited but genuine freedom from our present environment and our immediate needs. Memory has been significant in the history of philosophy as much in relation to ethics and to epistemology as in theories of psyche, mind, and self
Keywords memory  autobiographical memory
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