Philosophy of Memory Organization


Issues in Philosophy of Memory 2.5

Online Conference

July 12-15, 2021  

The Philosophy of Memory Organization is pleased to announce an online conference for Early Career Researchers, “Issues in Philosophy of Memory (IPM) 2.5”, July 12-15, 2021.

Given the global pandemic and the lack of opportunities for in-person conferences, IPM 2.5 is an opportunity for Early Career Researchers (graduate students, or researchers who are within five years of receiving their PhDs) to present their research in philosophy of memory. The conference will take place on Zoom, and each session will be chaired by an established researcher in the field, who will lead the discussion on the speakers’ talks.

(IPM2.5 will bridge the gap following the postponement of IPM3, which was expected to take place in July 2021, but is now expected to take place in July 2022)


[All times are CET (UTC+2)]; please note the earlier session time on Wednesday.

Monday 12th (Chair Kourken Michaelian)

14.50 – 15.00 – Welcome

15.00 – 16.00 - Roy Dings, "That's Not Me!" - Psychological Distance, Self and (Visual) Phenomenology in Episodic Memory Recall

16.05 – 17.05 - Jacob Lettie, Apparent and Considered Memory Justification

Break (20 mins)

17.25 – 18.25 - Seth Goldwasser, Memory as Skill

18.30 – 19.30 - Simon Brown, What if Anything Is Semantic Memory Like in Non-Human Animals?

Tuesday 13th (Chair Sarah Robins)

15.00 – 16.00 – Marta Caravà, Are Forgotten Episodic Memories Experiences of Absences?

16.05 – 17.05 – Juan Álvarez, Relearning and Memory (Error)

Break (20 mins)

17.25 – 18.25 – Tomy Ames, On Forgetting

18.30 – 19.30 – Derek Braverman, Forgetting and Memory Error

Wednesday 14th (Chair André Sant'Anna)

13.00 – 14.00 – Ken-ichi Hara, How We Can Distinguish Recollection from Perception: A Bergsonian View

14.05 – 15.05 – Nikola Andonovski, Memory and Causation

Break (20 mins)

15.25 – 16.25 – Matheus Diesel, (Dis)continuism and Mechanisms

16.30 – 17.30 – José Camillo, Episodic Memory and Probabilistic Causation

Thursday 15th (Chair Johannes Mahr)

15.00 – 16.00 – Andrea Rivadulla Duró, On Storing and Retrieving Episodic Imaginings

16.05 – 17.05 – James Openshaw, Remembering Objects

Break (20 mins)

17.25 – 18.25 – Robert Davies, Revisiting the Role and Importance of Memory Images

18.30 – 19.30 – Andrea Blomkvist, Imagine That! Aphantasia is an Episodic System Condition 


Christopher McCarroll (Université Grenoble Alpes)

Marya Schechtman (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Vilius Dranseika (Jagiellonian University & Université Grenoble Alpes)

Invited chairs:

Johannes Mahr (Harvard University)

Kourken Michaelian (Université Grenoble Alpes)

Sarah Robins (University of Kansas)

André Sant’Anna (Washington University in St Louis)