Recollections are claims

Recollections are claims. We all know this in our clearer moments. A claim is not a fact. A claim is an assertion of what the facts are that is either true or false.

Memory is not an entity independent of choice and interpretation.

It is somewhat tragic that all we have to guide us is our past experience, that our past experience is shaped by our interpretations, and that our interpretations are shaped by our choices.

The record of the past, insofar as I grasp it, is a claim. Who has testified? Why? What do we do with the deep skepticism such questions birth? How should the record of the past, claim that it is, serve as authority for the present?

Published by Purilib

Anonymously interested in grasping the good life.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: