I was wondering how we could properly define a memory/souvenir. It sounds pretty hard to define to me. So I am asking here if anyone had a clear idea about how to clearly define a souvenir/memory.

Maybe I'm not posting this question in an inappropriate stackexchange forum, if so I'm sorry, please tell me where I should ask this question.

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  • Hi, welcome to Philosophy SE. Please visit our Help Center to see what questions we answer and how to ask. We do not answer questions on definitions of terms, you can google "souvenir definition", read Wikipedia's Souvenir, or ask on English SE. – Conifold Feb 13 '18 at 22:26
  • Huh? You have Proust! Also Francois Mauriac, his Bloc notes. I really like his recollections: Nouveaux Memoires Interieurs, Flammarion, 1965. Also, have you read Mauriac's Grand-LeBrun? This is what got me interested in Mauriac. He writes about the same things, time and again. But these writers will not provide a simple definition because there is no simple definition of memory. You can also consider whether our memory is always trustworthy, often it is not (psychology). – Gordon Feb 14 '18 at 2:16