Memory and Understanding

Concept formation in Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu

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This book treats memory and understanding on two levels, on the phenomenological level of experience, on which a theory of dynamic conceptual semantics is built, and on the neuro-connectionist level, which supports the capacities of concept formation, remembering, and understanding. A neuro-connectionist circuit architecture of a constructive memory is developed in which understanding and remembering are modelled in accordance with the constituent structures of a dynamic conceptual semantics. Consciousness emerges by circuit activation between conceptual indicators and episodic indices with the sensory-motor, emotional, and proprioceptual areas.

This theory of concept formation, remembering, and understanding is applied to Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu , with special attention to the author’s excursions into philosophical and aesthetic issues. Under this perspective, Proust’s work can be seen as an artistic exploration into our capacity of understanding, whereby the unconscious, the memory, is exteriorized in consciousness by presenting the experienced episodes in the conceptual order of similarity and contiguity through our capacity of concept formation. (Series A)

[Advances in Consciousness Research, 63]  2005.  x, 160 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii–ix
I. Introduction: Concept formation, memory, and understanding
1–28
1. On what there is not
2
2. On what there is
6
3. Memory and remembering
17
4. Understanding
21
5. How memory works in understanding
27
II. Memory
29–63
1. The architecture of memory
31
2. Remembering, structured from out the episodic memory base
41
3. The architecture of remembrance and deficiencies of memory
53
4. The Role of memory in understanding
61
III. Concept formation, remembrance, and understanding
65–136
1. Bergson and Proust.
65
2. Bergson on memory, perception, action, and understanding
67
3. Individual and general concepts in Proust’s novel
76
4. The method of the author
89
5. Individual concepts of places and objects
92
6. The Past in the Present: Time Regained and timeless order
96
7. The aesthetic experience
106
8. The home ground: Habits, routines, and general concepts
134
IV. Epilogue: The conscious and the unconscious
137–147
References
149–151
Index
153–158
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Subjects

Consciousness Research

Consciousness research

Linguistics

Semantics

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: JM – Psychology
BISAC Subject: PSY000000 – PSYCHOLOGY / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2005045958