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Master of Arts (MA)
A critical study of both scientific and philosophical approaches to understanding memory shows that there are serious deficiencies in such theories. Presupposed by all such theories is the identity of the person over time. The deficiences in theories of memory are diagnosed according to the view that exclusive adherence to the cosmological conception of time demands a formulation of such theories which cannot provide a coherent or adequate understanding of memory. The aim is then to provide a metaphysical principle concerning time which can serve as the starting point for the explication of what is presupposed in theories of memory.
Ippolito, Charles, "Time and Memory" (1982). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4608.
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