Midwest Memory Mayhem

A One-Day Integrative Workshop for Scientists and Philosophers

This workshop explores focused topics at the intersection of the philosophy and psychology of human memory. With short talks in focused sessions, the aim is to generate new ways of bringing these literatures into conversation with one another.  On one hand, we ask: "How can philosophy help to clarify or resolve conceptual problems in psychology?" On the other, we ask “How can psychology inform philosophical theorizing about human action, knowledge, and responsibility?”

To explore these questions, we have invited ten scholars to participate in one-hour symposia (with 30-minute Q&A) on the following topics:

  • Narrative, Truth, and Identity in Personal and Cultural Remembrance

  • Memory Storage Mechanisms: Do We Need an Engram to Explain Remembering?

  • Memory, Metacognition, and Weakness of Will

  • Why Do We Remember? Evolutionary Perspectives on Episodic Memory

  • Remembering from the Outside: Epistemic and Metaphysical Implications of The Observer Perspective

We hope that you will join us. 

Please register for the workshop at https://sites.wustl.edu/midwestmemorymayhem/