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Type: Book chapter
Title: The ownership of memories
Author: Fernandez, J.
Citation: Self-Experience: Essays on Inner Awareness, 2023 / Garcia-Carpintero, M., Guillot, M. (ed./s), Ch.15, pp.343-362
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publisher Place: Oxford
Issue Date: 2023
ISBN: 019880539X
Editor: Garcia-Carpintero, M.
Guillot, M.
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Jordi Fernández
Abstract: Is there such a thing as experiencing a memory as one’s own? I argue that the phenomenon of disowned memory gives us a reason to believe that memories carry a sense of mineness. I challenge the view that the sense of mineness for a memory is the feeling of being identical with the witness of the remembered scene, and I put forward an alternative proposal. According to it, the sense of mineness for a memory is the experience of the memory as matching the past. I argue that the alternative proposal makes better sense of the available reports of disowned memory. I conclude by offering some considerations on how the proposed account could accommodate other cases of disowned conscious states.
Rights: © Jordi Fernández 2023
DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198805397.003.0015
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