A generative epistemic theory of remembering
This dissertation is about the nature and epistemic significance of remembering. Recent philosophical work has exploited the constructive nature of memory to weaken its relationship to knowledge. Against this, I argue that memory's constructive nature actually helps us to understand memory as a source, and remembering a species, of knowledge. I provide a positive account of remembering facts, objects, and events. In light of this account, I offer philosophical insights concerning memory's relation to other epistemic sources.