Construcción, preservación, y la presencia del yo en la memoria de observador: Una respuesta a Trakas

Translated title of the contribution: Construction, preservation, and the presence of self in observer memory: A reply to trakas

Christopher Jude McCarroll*

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Abstract

Observer memories involve a representation of the self in the memory image, which is presented from a detached or external point of view. That such an image is an obvious departure from how one initially experienced the event seems relatively straightforward. However, in my book on this type of imagery, I suggested that such memories can in fact, at least in some cases, accurately represent one’s past experience of an event. During these past events there is a sense in which we adopt an external perspective on ourselves. In the present paper, I respond to a critical notice of my book by Marina Trakas. Trakas argues that my account of observer memory unfolded against the background of a problematic preservationist account of episodic memory, and that I failed to adequately account for the presence of self in observer memory. I respond to these worries here, and I try to clarify key points that were underdeveloped in the book.

Translated title of the contributionConstruction, preservation, and the presence of self in observer memory: A reply to trakas
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)287-303
Number of pages17
JournalAnalisis Filosofico
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2020

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