Séminaire international

The theoretical virtues of simulationism

le 16 décembre 2021
10h30 - 12h
César SCHIRMER DOS SANTOS Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brésil
The Simulation Theory of Memory (STM) can be seen as a proposal for ameliorating the concept of remembering. This amelioration would be the case because, according to STM, remembering, very much as prospecting imaginatively the personal future, is a way of 'traveling' in subjective time -- a view grounded in empirical research on the operations of a shared neurocognitive mechanism for imagining and remembering episodically. In this talk, I want to investigate the theoretical virtues of STM. More specifically, I want to do two things. First, I want to compare the explanatory simplicity of STM vis-a-vis the Causal Theory of Memory (CTM). Finally, I want to approach two objections to the STM. First, the change-of-subject objection. Second, the 'instability' objection that motivates Trace Minimalism.


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