Memory occupies a fundamental place in philosophy, playing a central role not only in the history of philosophy but also in
philosophy of mind, epistemology, and ethics. Yet the philosophy of memory has only recently emerged as an area of study and
research in its own right. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory is an outstanding reference source on the key topics,
problems, and debates in this exciting area, and is the first philosophical collection of its kind. The forty-eight chapters
are written by an international team of contributors, and divided into nine parts: * The nature of memory * The metaphysics
of memory * Memory, mind, and meaning * Memory and the self * Memory and time * The social dimension of memory * The epistemology
of memory * Memory and morality * History of philosophy of memory. Within these sections, central topics and problems are
examined, including: truth, consciousness, imagination, emotion, self-knowledge, narrative, personal identity, time, collective
and social memory, internalism and externalism, and the ethics of memory.
The final part examines figures in the history
of philosophy, including Aristotle, Augustine, Freud, Bergson, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger, as well as perspectives on memory
in Indian and Chinese philosophy. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, particularly philosophy of
mind and psychology, the Handbook will also be of interest to those in related fields, such as psychology and anthropology.