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Memory, Personal Identity, and Memory Modification


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.



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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