‘Content externalism’ is also called ‘semantic externalism’. For brevity I will talk about ‘externalism’.
Memory and Externalism
Version of Record online: 29 MAY 2007
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Volume 69, Issue 3, pages 605–632, November 2004
How to Cite
BERNECKER, S. (2004), Memory and Externalism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 69: 605–632. doi: 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2004.tb00520.x
- Issue online: 29 MAY 2007
- Version of Record online: 29 MAY 2007
Content externalism about memory says that the individuation of memory contents depends on relations the subject bears to his past environment. I defend externalism about memory by arguing that neither philosophical nor psychological considerations stand in the way of accepting the context dependency of memory that follows from externalism.