Memory, Personal Identity, and Memory Modification

Article in Edited Volumes
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Publication Details

Author(s): Jungert M
Editor(s): Ranisch R, Schuol S, Rockoff M
Title edited volumes: Selbstgestaltung des Menschen durch Biotechniken
Publisher: Narr Verlag
Publishing place: Tübingen
Publication year: 2015
Title of series: Tübinger Studien zur Ethik - Tübingen Studies in Ethics
Volume: 4
ISBN: 978-3-7720-8546-8
Language: English


Abstract


Memory, Personal Identity, and Memory Modification: Memory certainly is one

of the most significant characteristics of human beings. It is connected with

anthropologically essential capabilities like strategic planning, self-reflection,

and the development of a unique life story. Although the importance of

memory seems to be evident, there is a strong negligence of the role of

memory and remembering in theories on personal identity. In this chapter, I

will demonstrate that this is mainly due to three factors: 1.) the missing differentiation

between various kinds of memory; 2.) the one-sided focus on

diachronic identity in the philosophical debate on personal identity; and 3.)

the lack of integration of psychological research on memory into philosophical

theory. I will discuss how each of these problems should be approached,

and outline possible implications for the debate on memory modification

and enhancement.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Jungert, Michael Dr.
Zentralinstitut für Wissenschaftsreflexion und Schlüsselqualifikationen (ZIWIS)


How to cite

APA:
Jungert, M. (2015). Memory, Personal Identity, and Memory Modification. In Ranisch R, Schuol S, Rockoff M (Eds.), Selbstgestaltung des Menschen durch Biotechniken Tübingen: Narr Verlag.

MLA:
Jungert, Michael. "Memory, Personal Identity, and Memory Modification." Selbstgestaltung des Menschen durch Biotechniken Ed. Ranisch R, Schuol S, Rockoff M, Tübingen: Narr Verlag, 2015.

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