Is my memory an extended notebook?

Loader, Paul (2013) Is my memory an extended notebook? Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 4 (1). pp. 167-184. ISSN 1878-5158

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Abstract

Clark and Chalmers' conception of spatially extended memory is under- pinned by an objectified conception of biological memory. To the extent that this can be identified with a ‘storage’ approach to memory, criticisms of it are well known and an alternative approach, perhaps more suited to an enactive account of cognition, might be one which focuses on remembering as a type of action. In the Otto story the objectification of memory is apparent not only in C&C’s characterization of the notebook but also in the notion that Inga’s memory is notebook-like. Insofar as Inga’s practices, or conceptions, of remembering might be notebook-like this should not be taken as evidence of the existence of an internal store, but could instead be the result of prior interaction with notebook-like artifacts.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0309 Consciousness. Cognition Including learning, attention, comprehension, memory, imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue
Depositing User: Paul Loader
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2013 08:51
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2013 08:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43898

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