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Emotion. Memory and Personal Identity

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Authors
Yang, Sunny
Issue Date
2010
Publisher
서울대학교 철학과
Citation
철학논구, Vol.38, pp. 7-35
Abstract
Recently, emotion has attracted much attention in many areas of philosophy. In the philosophy of mind, some argue that emotions are individuated and identified with reference to feelings, beliefs, desires, or perceptions. Furthermore, they are often claimed to be, changeable, unstable, and ambivalent.
However, despite their instability, emotions are sometimes long standing. They have, in addition, perspective. These characteristics
of the emotions, I argue, help us in solving one of philosophy's most enduring problems, that is, the problem of personal identity. In order to illustrate this, in this paper, I elaborate on the conception of 'experiential memory' suggested by Wollheim.
To understand memory as experiential, I argue, we need to understand the affective element attached to some memory. I argue that memory affects not only my past thought but also my past emotions, and those emotions deriving from the past stay on to affect my whole being and my future. Hence, I argue that experiential memory is not just confined to the recalling of events or experiences that the subject has experienced, but concerns the narrative structure of person's life as a whole.
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/73020
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