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Are your memories part of you?

I have been doing some self reflection, and questions keep arising. In this post I want to ask "are my memories part of the thing that is me, or are they part of my mind, and thus separate from ...
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Consciousness and memory as separate entities

Read a article which stated that at birth Consciousness and Memory are separated from each other so that facility of memory can be used when required, use of memory by Consciousness was given the name ...
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Past-Memory Loop

x = An event, an image (sensu latissimo) of which you have in yer mind. x is memory only if x is a past event x is a past event only if x is a memory The criterion for x being a memory (and not, ...
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Does the preface paradox undermine long mathematical proofs?

Descartes, IIRC, somewhere says something about the vagaries of memory influencing our justification for believing in our memory, and thence for believing in proofs involving many steps that we have ...
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How can frameworks build anything complex and permanent given the fallibility of memory?

Imagine you start your framework with some facts. Now, you then derive some statement. Can you hold the entire chain of inference in your mind simultaneously? If not, then that statement is dependent ...
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How can Descartes intuit/think without memory?

Descartes presented the Memory response against the cartesian circle. Descartes assumed the reliability of intuition all along. The doubt he laid to rest by proving God's existence is one of memory: ...
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What does Aristotle think about the relation between blindness, knowledge and memory?

I’m trying to understand Aristotle’s views on blindness, as given in these passages: "just as the blind remember better, being released from having their faculty of memory engaged with objects ...
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Will a person without memory be able to experience time?

Imagine a person who can't remember anything. Idon't think this is possible in reality but let's assume he misses the part of remembring that can be temporally related to other experiences. He will ...
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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 ...
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