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Causal Theories of Memory

  • By: Christoph Hoerl
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Causal theories of memory aim to give a philosophical account of what it is to remember something. According to such theories, to remember something is to be in a mental state or undergo a mental episode that stands in an appropriate ...