Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Philosophy Wire: Remembering: Why?

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2015-10-13]: Another theory of where memory in human brain could reside. [1] We know nothing. We experience through the lenses of our brain. We are drops in the ocean. And yet we can “remember”? Why should we remember in the first place? What is the reason to remember? I am not talking about surviving, learning, adapting. These are too shallow notions. I mean, why do we remember anything if life’s purpose is death? What is the meaning of surviving if life’s purpose is extinction? Try to remember. There was a time when you knew everything. There was a time when you did not need to remember…

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