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Single Idea 2724

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / E. Direct Knowledge / 4. Memory]

Full Idea

If I can neither recall nor image Jane I can still remember her, for on seeing her I might recognise her, and might remember, and even recall, our last meeting.

Gist of Idea

I might remember someone I can't recall or image, by recognising them on meeting


Robert Audi (Epistemology: contemporary introduction [1998], II p.66)

Book Reference

Audi,Robert: 'Epistemology: a contemporary introduction' [Routledge 1998], p.66

A Reaction

Hm. I can hardly claim to remember her if I have no concept of her, and don't recall our last meeting. If seeing her triggers recognition, I would say that I NOW remember her, but I didn't before. Memory is more conscious than Audi claims.