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dc.contributor.authorMoyal-Sharrock, Daniele
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-14T08:02:52Z
dc.date.available2009-09-14T08:02:52Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationMoyal-Sharrock , D 2009 , ' Wittgenstein and the memory debate ' , New Ideas in Psychology , vol. 27 , no. 2 , pp. 213-227 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.newideapsych.2008.04.015
dc.identifier.issn0732-118X
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 186266
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dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3838
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 61849177479
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/3838
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0732118X Copyright Elsevier Ltd. DOI: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2008.04.015
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, I survey the impact on neuropsychology of Wittgenstein’s elucidations of memory. Wittgenstein discredited the storage and imprint models of memory, dissolved the conceptual link between memory and mental images or representations and, upholding the context-sensitivity of memory, made room for a family resemblance concept of memory, where remembering can also amount to doing or saying something. While neuropsychology is still generally under the spell of archival and physiological notions of memory, Wittgenstein's reconceptions can be seen at work in its leading-edge practitioners. However, neuroscientists, generally, are finding memory difficult to demarcate from other cognitive and noncognitive processes, and I suggest this is largely due to their considering automatic responses as part of memory, termed nondeclarative or implicit memory. Taking my lead from Wittgenstein's On Certainty, I argue that there is only remembering where there is also some kind of mnemonic effort or attention, and therefore that so-called implicit memory is not memory at all, but a basic, noncognitive certainty.en
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dc.titleWittgenstein and the memory debateen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionPhilosophy
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dc.relation.schoolSchool of Humanities
dcterms.dateAccepted2009
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