【Christopher McCarroll】New co-edited book on philosophy of memory

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Memory
Edited by André Sant’Anna, Christopher Jude McCarroll, Kourken Michaelian

Recently, A new academic book on philosophy of memory, Current Controversies in Philosophy of Memory, co-edited by Christopher McCarroll is published by Routledge. This book involves contributions from a group of renowned researchers and zeroes in on a series of state-of-the-art debates about episodic memory. Congratulations to Chris!

Book Description

The surge of philosophical interest in episodic memory has brought to light a number of controversial questions about this form of memory that have only recently begun to be addressed in detail. This book organises discussion around six such questions, offering two new chapters per question, from experts in the field. The questions are:

I. What is the relationship between memory and imagination?
II. Do memory traces have content?
III. What is the nature of mnemonic confabulation?
IV. What is the function of episodic memory?
V. Do non-human animals have episodic memory?
VI. Does episodic memory give us knowledge of the past?

The book constitutes a valuable resource for researchers, teachers, and students alike. For researchers, it provides an up-to-date discussion of some of the main theories, arguments, and problems in the area. For teachers, the book can supply the readings for an entire course, or particular sections can provide the readings for specific units within a broader philosophy of memory course. For students, the book offers accessible discussions of some of the most recent topics in the philosophy of memory, which, when taken together, serve as a well-rounded introduction to the area.

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