Memory and the Self: Phenomenology, Science and

Memory and the Self: Phenomenology, Science and Autobiography ❰KINDLE❯ ❃ Memory and the Self: Phenomenology, Science and Autobiography Author Mark Rowlands – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The idea that our memories, in some sense, make us who we are, is a common one and not at all implausible After all, what could make us who we are if not the things we have experienced, thought, felt The the Self: Phenomenology, Science PDF/EPUB ² idea that our the Self: eBook ☆ memories, in some sense, make us who we are, is a common Memory and PDF/EPUB or one and not at all implausible After all, what could make us who we are if not and the Self: PDF/EPUB ¾ the things we have experienced, thought, felt and desired on these idiosyncratic pathways through space and time that we call lives And how can we retain these experiences, thoughts, feelings and desires if not through memory On the other hand, most of what we have experienced has been forgotten And there is now a considerable body of evidence that suggests that, even when we think we remember, our memories are likely to be distorted, sometimes beyond recognition Imagine writing your autobiography, only to find that that most of it has been redacted, and much of the rest substantially rewritten What would hold this book together What would make it the unified and coherent account of a life The answer, Mark Rowlands argues, lies, partially hidden, in a largely unrecognized form of memory Rilkean memory A Rilkean memory is produced when the content of a memory is lost but the act of remembering endures, in a new, mutated, form a mood, a feeling, or a behavioral disposition Rilkean memories play a significant role in holding the self together in the face of the poverty and inaccuracy of the contents of memory But Rilkean memories are important not just because of what they are, but also because of what they were before they became such memories Acts of remembering sculpt the contents of memories out of the slabs of remembered episodes Our acts of remembering ensure that we are in the content of each of our memories present in the way a sculptor is present in his creation even when this content is lamentably sparse and endemically inaccurate.


About the Author: Mark Rowlands

Mark the Self: Phenomenology, Science PDF/EPUB ² Rowlands was born the Self: eBook ☆ in Newport, Wales and began his undergraduate degree at Manchester University in Memory and PDF/EPUB or engineering before changing to philosophy He took his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University and has held and the Self: PDF/EPUB ¾ various academic positions in philosophy in universities in Britain, Ireland and the USHis best known work is the book The Philosopher and the Wolf about a decade of his life he spent living and travelling with a wolf As The Guardian described it in its review, it is perhaps best described as the autobiography of an idea, or rather a set of related ideas, about the relationship between human and non human animals Reviews were very positive, the Financial Times said it was a remarkable portrait of the bond that can exist between a human being and a beast, Mark Vernon writing in The Times Literary Supplement found the lessons on consciousness, animals and knowledge as engaging as the main current of the memoir, and added that it could become a philosophical cult classic , while John Gray in the Literary Review thought it a powerfully subversive critique of the unexamined assumptions that shape the way most philosophers along with most people think about animals and themselves However, Alexander Fiske Harrison for Prospect warned that if you combine misanthropy and lycophilia, the resulting hybrid, lycanthropy, is indeed interesting, but philosophically quite sterile and that, although Rowlands acknowledges at the beginning of the book that he cannot think like a wolf for such a capable philosopher and readable author not to have made the attempt is indeed an opportunity missed As a professional philosopher, Rowlands is known as one of the principal architects of the view known as vehicle externalism or the extended mind, and also for his work on the moral status of animals.



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