MEMORY PROBLEM IN CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT (EDWARD CASEY, IAN HACKING)
Shevtsov Konstantin Pavlovich St. Petersburg State University
Abstract. The author reveals two types of memory philosophical research. The first type of research states that memory is a form of power or possession concerning the object of remembering; the second type states that the past is something missing and analyzes memory itself as a way to hold the missing and as a definite power configuration. At the same time both approaches recognize the source of epistemological paradoxes in memory as a philosophy object. The author considers the works of the American phenomenologist Edward Casey and the Canadian philosopher Ian Hacking as the examples of these two types of memory research in contemporary philosophy, and gives the brief analysis of their viewpoints.