A generative epistemic theory of remembering
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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.