I Will Revisit Russon 's Definition Of Memory, And Three Of The Aspects That He Presents
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In this paper I will revisit Russon’s definition of memory, and three of the aspects that he presents as important in the memory process. I will also argue that our body play an important role for our remembering, as does the objects we interact with. As well as present my position on Russon description of memory demonstrating that Russon’s description is indeed relatable to the actual human experience.
Russon’s definition of memory is not subjected to one main idea, but rather an intertwining of related ideas pertaining to experience. He views memory as, “What we experience as the determinateness of objects that communicates to us what we can and cannot do,” (Russon 41). To emphasize, we experience our world through interactions with the world’s objects. The contact made with these objects provides an identity for them that later communicates to us about ourselves. Russon present this idea of memory based on two types of memory, implicit and explicit. Implicit memory are memories that we remember in part, while explicit memory are those that we remember completely. An example that Russon gives in another instance that connects to this is the idea of him terminating his lease and having a few weeks remaining is inscribed in everything within his apartment. Each object represents the identity of the future commitment of moving whether pervasively or occasionally. However Russon thinks that for us to remember there are certain aspects that needs to be involve. First is