Causation and memory. Pears, D. Philosophic Exchange, 6(1):29–40, 1975.
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[first paragraph] What causal conditions have to be fulfilled in a case of remembering? The best strategy for answering this question is to concentrate on experience-memory. In a case of experience-memory, the subject makes a correct claim to remember having a certain experience in the past. It is in such cases that the role or causa? tion in memory is revealed most clearly. For an experience-memory claim ties down the beginning of the causal chain that produced. it to a single definite event\textperiodcentered, the actual occurrence of the experience. So if the causal chain in fact began with some other event, which occurred between the experience and the claim, the memory would not be an experience-memory, and the claim would be, to that extent, incorrect.
@article{Pears1975,
abstract = {[first paragraph] What causal conditions have to be fulfilled in a case of remembering? The best strategy for answering this question is to concentrate on experience-memory. In a case of experience-memory, the subject makes a correct claim to remember having a certain experience in the past. It is in such cases that the role or causa? tion in memory is revealed most clearly. For an experience-memory claim ties down the beginning of the causal chain that produced. it to a single definite event{\textperiodcentered}, the actual occurrence of the experience. So if the causal chain in fact began with some other event, which occurred between the experience and the claim, the memory would not be an experience-memory, and the claim would be, to that extent, incorrect.},
author = {Pears, David},
file = {:Users/michaelk/Library/Application Support/Mendeley Desktop/Downloaded/Pears - 1975 - Causation and memory.pdf:pdf},
journal = {Philosophic Exchange},
number = {1},
pages = {29--40},
title = {{Causation and memory}},
url = {http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil{\_}ex/vol6/iss1/5},
volume = {6},
year = {1975}
}
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