Error through misidentification: Some varieties. Coliva, A. The Journal of Philosophy, 103(8):403–425, 2006.
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[first paragraph] Memory provides normal human subjects with an ability of effortless, unreflective, mostly reliable judgment about the past. Judgments made in this way, like "I was in that remote part of Scotland five years ago," are not infallible, to be sure. Memory can play tricks. But it is plausible to suppose that memories are at least not liable to error through misidentification1?I can be wrong about being in that remote part of Scotland five years ago, but not in the way I can be wrong about "Aunt Miriam is wearing a red hat today," when I mistakenly take an approaching red-hatted woman to be my Aunt Miriam.
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abstract = {[first paragraph] Memory provides normal human subjects with an ability of effortless, unreflective, mostly reliable judgment about the past. Judgments made in this way, like "I was in that remote part of Scotland five years ago," are not infallible, to be sure. Memory can play tricks. But it is plausible to suppose that memories are at least not liable to error through misidentification1?I can be wrong about being in that remote part of Scotland five years ago, but not in the way I can be wrong about "Aunt Miriam is wearing a red hat today," when I mistakenly take an approaching red-hatted woman to be my Aunt Miriam.},
author = {Coliva, Annalisa},
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