【News】Online workshop ‘Successful and Unsuccessful Remembering and Imagining’, Nov 14, 15, and 18 (2022)

Zoom coordinates are as follows.

Background & Aim 

The relationship between memory and imagination has intrigued philosophers for centuries. While some cases of “unsuccessful” remembering may be categorized as mere imagining, philosophers continue to debate the markers that distinguish memory from imagination. One exciting new way to approach the issue is to consider the potential differences in terms of constraints. The aim of this workshop is to explore memory, imagination, and the relation between them from a broadly normative perspective.

There has been a great deal of interesting work carried out in the philosophies of memory and imagination, and it is important to bring together scholars working on these topics, in the hope that the combined insights might be greater than the sum of their parts.

The workshop is organised in conjunction with a special issue of Philosophy and the Mind Sciences. Please see the call for papers and consider submitting your work: 



In order to accommodate speakers in different timezones, the talks have been scheduled to take place at different times during the days of the workshop. The schedule is as follows, with all times listed in Taipei time (UTC+8)/Grenoble time (UTC+1): 

Monday 14 November 2022 

16:00-16:15/09:00-09:15. Welcome.  

16:15-17:15/09:15-10:15. The guises of imagination and memory: The possibility of confusing imagination and memory. Margherita Arcangeli (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) & Jérôme Dokic (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales).  

17:15-17:20/10:15-10:20. Break.  

17:20-18:20/10:20-11:20. Affective selves, streams of consciousness and mental time travels. Fabrice Teroni (Université de Genève).  

18:20-18:30/11:20-11:30. Break.  

18:30-19:30/11:30-12:30. How people think about counterfactual possibilities and impossibilities. Ruth Byrne (Trinity College Dublin).  

Tuesday 15 November 2022 

08:00-09:00/01:00-02:00. Why do you ask? Accuracy and purpose in remembering and imagining.  Marya Schechtman (University of Illinois at Chicago).

09:00-09:05/02:00-02:05. Break.  

09:05-10:05/02:05-03:05. The justificatory power of memory experiences. Lu Teng (New York University Shanghai).  

10:05-10:15/03:05-03:15. Break.  

10:15-11:15/03:15-04:15. Remembering religious experience: Reflection, (re)construction, and reliability. Daniel Munro (University of Toronto).  

11:15-11:20/04:15-04:20. Break.  

11:20-12:20/04:20-05:20. Accuracy in imagining. Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna College).  

Friday 18 November 2022 

19:00-20:00/12:00-13:00. Remembering and relearning. Changsheng Lai (Shanghai Jiao Tong University).  

20:00-20:05/13:00-13:05. Break.  

20:05-21:05/13:05-14:05. Prospects for epistemic generationism about memory. Kengo Miyazono (Hokkaido University) & Uku Tooming (University of Tartu).  

21:05-21:15/14:05-14:15. Break.  

21:15-22:15/14:15-15:15. Knowing what you are imagining. Peter Langland-Hassan (University of Cincinnati).  

If you need to work out the times of talks for your time zone, you can use this tool: 



Ying-Tung Lin (IPMC), Chris McCarroll (IPMC), Kourken Michaelian (CPM), Mike Stuart (IPMC). 

Questions and Information 

For further information, please contact Ying-Tung Lin (linyingtung@nycu.edu.tw) or Chris McCarroll (chrismccarroll@nycu.edu.tw).