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Memory and narrativity

Chapter


Abstract


  • Although we can potentially narrate any specific event or recurring events in our lives, including acts of remembering themselves, only one special sort of memory - autobiographical reverie - has a strong claim for being indelibily narrative in nature. There is robust empirical and theoretical support for thinking that autobiographical remembering depends upon the mastery of socio-cultural narrative practices and the exercise of narrative skills. In getting clear about why autobiographical memory and narrativity may be inescapably bound together, a preparatory comparison with more purely embodied forms of remembering proves instructive.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (2017). Memory and narrativity. In S. Bernecker & K. Michaelian (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory (pp. 192-204). London, United Kingdom: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Philosophy-of-Memory/Bernecker-Michaelian/p/book/9781138909366

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138909366

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85031922003

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3261

Book Title


  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory

Start Page


  • 192

End Page


  • 204

Place Of Publication


  • London, United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Although we can potentially narrate any specific event or recurring events in our lives, including acts of remembering themselves, only one special sort of memory - autobiographical reverie - has a strong claim for being indelibily narrative in nature. There is robust empirical and theoretical support for thinking that autobiographical remembering depends upon the mastery of socio-cultural narrative practices and the exercise of narrative skills. In getting clear about why autobiographical memory and narrativity may be inescapably bound together, a preparatory comparison with more purely embodied forms of remembering proves instructive.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. (2017). Memory and narrativity. In S. Bernecker & K. Michaelian (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory (pp. 192-204). London, United Kingdom: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Philosophy-of-Memory/Bernecker-Michaelian/p/book/9781138909366

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138909366

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85031922003

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3261

Book Title


  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory

Start Page


  • 192

End Page


  • 204

Place Of Publication


  • London, United Kingdom