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12. Knowledge Sources / E. Direct Knowledge / 3. Memory

[memory as source and preserver of knowledge]

20 ideas
Many memories make up a single experience [Aristotle]
How can there be a memory of what is false? [Cicero]
Memory is not conserved images, but reproduction of previous thought [Porphyry]
We may be unable to remember, but we may never actually forget [Nietzsche]
It is possible the world came into existence five minutes ago, complete with false memories [Russell]
Images are not memory, because they are present, and memories are of the past [Russell]
If you remember wrongly, then there must be some other criterion than your remembering [Wittgenstein]
Memory is mainly a guide for current performance [Searle]
Memories are not just preserved, they are constantly reinferred [Harman]
If perception and memory are indirect, then two things stand between mind and reality [Dancy,J]
Memories aren't directly about the past, because time-lags and illusions suggest representation [Dancy,J]
I can remember plans about the future, and images aren't essential (2+3=5) [Dancy,J]
Phenomenalism about memory denies the past, or reduces it to present experience [Dancy,J]
I might remember someone I can't recall or image, by recognising them on meeting [Audi,R]
To remember something is to know it [Audi,R]
Is memory stored in protein sequences, neurons, synapses, or synapse-strengths? [Pinker]
There seems to be no dividing line between a memory and a thought [Carter,R]
There are memories of facts, memories of practical skills, and autobiographical memory [Lowe]
You can acquire new knowledge by exploring memories [Bernecker/Dretske]
Memories often conform to a theory, rather than being neutral [Gelman]