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Personal memories

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posted on 2023-03-22, 01:45 authored by Marina Trakas
In this thesis I present an in depth analysis of a mental phenomenon widely neglected in current philosophical discussions : personal memories. Personal memory is the general term I use throughout this thesis to refer in a broad sense to all kinds of memories of our personal past. It is the aim of this thesis to analyse and determine with more precision the different memory phenomena that are at first sight united in referring to or including the rememberer in a way that is completely absent from the memory knowledge that we have about impersonal facts of the world.


Table of Contents

Introduction -- Part I. Personal memory representations, their contents and intentional objects. Chapter 1. Theories of personal memories : a defence of representationalism Chapter 2. Contents of personal memories Chapter 3. Intentional objects of personal memories -- Part II. The self and the affective aspect of personal memories. Chapter 4. The self and personal memories Chapter 5. The relationship between personal memories and emotions (I) Chapter 6. The relationship between personal memories and emotions (II).


Theoretical thesis. Degree jointly awarded by the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, France, and Macquarie University. Bibliography: pages 227-260

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Cognitive Science

Department, Centre or School

Department of Cognitive Science

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Jérôme Dokic

Additional Supervisor 1

John Sutton


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