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The Resource Memory and the self : phenomenology, science and autobiography, Mark Rowlands

Memory and the self : phenomenology, science and autobiography, Mark Rowlands

Label
Memory and the self : phenomenology, science and autobiography
Title
Memory and the self
Title remainder
phenomenology, science and autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Mark Rowlands
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The idea that our memories, in some sense, make us who we are, is a common one--and not at all implausible. After all, what could make us who we are if not the things we have experienced, thought, felt and desired on these idiosyncratic pathways through space and time that we call lives? And how can we retain these experiences, thoughts, feelings and desires if not through memory? On the other hand, most of what we have experienced has been forgotten. And there is now a considerable body of evidence that suggests that, even when we think we remember, our memories are likely to be distorted, sometimes beyond recognition. Imagine writing your autobiography, only to find that most of it has been redacted, and much of the rest substantially rewritten. What would hold this book together? What would make it the unified and coherent account of a life? The answer, Mark Rowlands argues, lies, partially hidden, in a largely unrecognized form of memory--Rilkean memory. A Rilkean memory is produced when the content of a memory is lost but the act of remembering endures, in a new, mutated, form: a mood, a feeling, or a behavioral disposition. Rilkean memories play a significant role in holding the self together in the face of the poverty and inaccuracy of the contents of memory. But Rilkean memories are important not just because of what they are, but also because of what they were before they became such memories. Acts of remembering sculpt the contents of memories out of the slabs of remembered episodes. Our acts of remembering ensure that we are in the content of each of our memories--present in the way a sculptor is present in his creation--even when this content is lamentably sparse and endemically inaccurate."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rowlands, Mark
Index
index present
LC call number
BD181.7
LC item number
.R69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Phenomenology
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Self-knowledge, Theory of
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Phenomenology
  • Self-knowledge, Theory of
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Autobiografie
  • Erinnerung
  • Persönlichkeitstheorie
Label
Memory and the self : phenomenology, science and autobiography, Mark Rowlands
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memory and the self: an adumbration of some major themes -- The varieties of remembering -- Rilkean memory -- The metaphysical and the autobiographical self -- The problem of forgetting -- The problem of falsity -- Rilkean memory and the style of a person -- The presence of self in memory -- The content of memory -- The waters of Lethe
Control code
953918885
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 210 pages
Isbn
9780190241469
Lccn
2016012692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40026578584
  • 99970559643
System control number
(OCoLC)953918885
Label
Memory and the self : phenomenology, science and autobiography, Mark Rowlands
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memory and the self: an adumbration of some major themes -- The varieties of remembering -- Rilkean memory -- The metaphysical and the autobiographical self -- The problem of forgetting -- The problem of falsity -- Rilkean memory and the style of a person -- The presence of self in memory -- The content of memory -- The waters of Lethe
Control code
953918885
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 210 pages
Isbn
9780190241469
Lccn
2016012692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40026578584
  • 99970559643
System control number
(OCoLC)953918885

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