Dear colleagues,

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minute change to both the online and physical venues for this event.

Professor Sven Bernecker ‘The Memory of Morals’

Thursday 14 April 2022 | 15:00-17:00 SAST | 13:00-15:00 GMT

Teams link:

Live: The Conversation Conference Room, Madibeng, APK, University of 

Why is it absurd to claim that you have forgotten the difference between right 
and wrong? The answer to this question sheds light both on the nature of moral 
knowledge and the nature of memory. Someone who knows the difference between 
right and wrong cares about what is right and wrong. Patterns of caring can 
change over time, but these changes cannot be characterized as forgetting. 
Remembering what is right and wrong involves not only semantic but also 
episodic and procedural memory.

Sven Bernecker is Humboldt Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cologne 
and Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. His main 
areas of research are epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. He is 
the author of Reading Epistemology (Blackwell, 2006), The Metaphysics of Memory 
(Springer 2008), and Memory (OUP 2010). He is co-editor of Knowledge (OUP 
2000), Companion to Epistemology (Routledge 2011), Handbook of Philosophy of 
Memory (Routledge 2017), Medical Knowledge in a Social World (Synthese Vol. 
196, 2019), and The Epistemology of Fake News (OUP 2021).

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Veli Mitova
Professor and Director of ACEPS
University of Johannesburg


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