University of Oulu

Lähteenmäki, Vili (2021) Locke on memory. In Gordon-Roth, J., & Weinberg, S. (Eds.). The Lockean Mind (pp. 138-148). Routledge.

Locke on memory

Saved in:
Author: Lähteenmäki, Vili1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link:
Language: English
Published: Routledge, 2021
Publish Date: 2023-02-28


Locke acknowledges a range of phenomena of memory, from habitual familiarity with commonplace objects to recollection of specific episodes in one’s personal history. In this chapter, I discuss different types of Lockean memory as well as the starting points on which Locke takes all remembering to be grounded. I aim to show, more particularly, how the first-person perspective is indispensable to Locke’s account of memory and how Locke is thinking about the possibility of veridical remembering.

see all

ISBN: 978-1-315-09967-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-138-29690-9
Pages: 138 - 148
DOI: 10.4324/9781315099675-22
Host publication: The Lockean mind
Host publication editor: Gordon-Roth, Jessica
Weinberg, Shelley
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 611 Philosophy
Copyright information: © 2022 The Author. This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Lockean Mind on 31 August 2021, available online: