Here are resources, categorised bibliographies,
online materials to support the
Interdisciplinary Study of Memory (includes philosophy, cognitive and developmental psychology,
recovered memory and false memory, social and collective memory, and history of theories of memory).
Here are my papers.
Graduate students working on the project:
John Buckmaster (PhD on memory and cinema, completing 2007)
Russell Downham (PhD on autobiographical memory and narrative, completing 2007)
Monte Pemberton (MA, 2003-2005)
Carl Windhorst (PhD on autobiographical memory in cognitive psychology, completing late 2006).
N.B. (mid-2006). This project has now been extended/ refined/
subsumed into three or more successor projects on
i) From autobiographical memory to collective memory; ii) skill memory and kinesthetic memory; iii) memory and distributed cognition.
N.B. This page will no longer be regularly updated. Please see my home page for relevant links to new research projects.
Some Sample Publications (for
a full list see my
- (in press) 'Integrating the Philosophy and Psychology of Memory: two case studies', forthcoming in Mario de Caro, Francesco Ferretti,
and Massimo Marraffa (eds.), Cartographies of the Mind: the interplay between philosophy & psychology (Kluwer, 2006), 69-79.
- (in press) 'Exograms and Interdisciplinarity: history, the extended mind, and the civilizing process', in Richard Menary (ed),
The Extended Mind (Ashgate).
- (2006) 'Memory', Donald M. Borchert (ed), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2nd edition, Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference/
Thomson Gale, 2006 [published December 2005]), volume 5, pp.122-8.
- (2004) 'Representation, Reduction, and Interdisciplinarity in the Sciences of Memory' [html, or here in pdf], in Hugh Clapin,
Phillip Staines, and Peter Slezak (eds.), Representation in Mind: new approaches to mental representation (Elsevier), pp.187-216.
- (2003) 'Memory', in the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Cite as (Summer 2004 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.),
URL = <http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2004/entries/memory/>
- (2003) 'Constructive Memory and Distributed Cognition: towards an interdisciplinary framework', in Boicho Kokinov and
William Hirst (eds.), Constructive Memory (Sofia: New Bulgarian University), 290-303.
The project divides up roughly thus:
1. Interdisciplinary Theory-Construction in the Sciences of Memory
1.1 Reduction, Levels of Explanation, and Autonomy: case studies in neurobiology and cognitive psychology
1.2 Memory Systems, Complexity, Interdisciplinarity, and the Nature of Explanation
2. Memory and the Embodied, Embedded, Extended Mind
2.1 Memory and Dynamical Approaches in Cognitive Science
2.2 The Metaphysics of Traces in Brain, Body, and World
3. Episodic Memory and Autobiographical Memory
3.1 The Development of Autobiographical Memory: self, culture, and cognition
3.2 Episodic Memory, Time, and Personal Identity
4. Social Memory: sciences of the interface
4.1 Memory in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences
4.2 Connectionism, Habit, and External Symbol Systems
May/ June 2003: reading
group on Time and Memory.
August/ September 2006: reading group on Point of View in Personal Memory
Last updated 26 August 2006.