Episodic remembering returns us to events in our personal past. This crisp and impressive book addresses three main questions about it: What exactly is it? How does it enable human knowledge? Why did we evolve to have it? Chapter 1 previews the book's intertwined answers: episodic remembering is a reliable and evolutionarily adaptive kind of imagining.

The next two chapters stage-build. Chapter 2 argues that, given the human memory systems that science recognizes, memory is not a natural kind. So, naturalistic philosophy best approaches memory piecemeal. Michaelian focuses on episodic remembering in particular because, he claims, epistemologists have neglected it, yet it specially distinguishes the human mind.

Chapter 3 plots the book's naturalistic, pluralistic foray in applied epistemology. Michaelian aims...

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