October 8, 2012

Amnesia and Identity

Memory: Episode #1

Philosophy professor Carl Craver from Washington University in St. Louis tackles some fundamental questions about the importance of memory. Is it our personal memories that make us distinctly human? Does our capacity for memory make us morally accountable for our actions? How does our ability to remember the past relate to how we think about the future? And where do all these questions leave people with amnesia? You can find more information about Carl Craver's work, as well as links to recent papers, at his WUSTL faculty page

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