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How do different types of knowledge and memory relate?

At first glance it seems that "knowledge" has many more categories than "memory". However once one starts sorting, it quickly becomes apparent that certain kinds of memory will accommodate several ...
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Imagination versus reality [closed]

How can I know of something that happened billions of years ago if I cannot even recall what happened just a day before I was born? Just wondering.
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What is the relationship between memory and free will?

Suppose I want to go to a store and buy a few items- coffee, cereal, tape, and gum. However, I’m at work so I have to wait a few hours before I can go to the store. When I finally make it to the ...
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A scenario about lack of memory on decision making

I recently thought of this scenario where you are to be given a choice to earn 10 million dollars and experience the worst torture and most severe pain possible, but right after the experience forget ...
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What does “Memory is the thing you forget with” intend to say?

Source: Thomas Morris. Philosophy For Dummies (1999 1 ed). p. 59. Memory   How do I know that the mental function of memory is ever reliable? How do I know that it ever gives us true beliefs? ...
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Can we have more than a conviction that a statement is true?

How do we know 1 + 1 = 2 ? We step through the logic, one step at time, and at the end we agree it is a true statement. So at the end we know something is true because in the process we can ...
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Is there a name for the concept that an object can contain its own history?

There is a notion that an object's history is contained within itself. For example, a rock that have been smiled at will be somehow different than a rock that has been frowned on. It has been ...