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GAP.11 – Satellite Workshop
Memory and Imagination: Varieties of (Dis)Continuism

Satellite workshop at the 11th Conference of the Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie

Time & Location

16 September, 2022
9:00-18:15 CEST

Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Seminargebäude am Hegelplatz
Room 1.201
Dorotheen Str. 24



The workshop will take place in a hybrid - in person plus Zoom - format, but personal attendance is strongly encouraged. Registration is not required. The Zoom link is:

Background & Aim

The aim of this workshop is to systematically examine the relationship between episodic memory and imagination from distinct perspectives. This workshop brings together key researchers in the field to explore the different ways of understanding the (dis)continuism debate about memory and imagination, from a metaphysical, epistemological, attitudinal, or normative perspective, and explore the nuances of the relation between these two fundamental cognitive capacities. The workshop hence aims to develop a more precise understanding of the relationship between memory and imagination, and brings the internationally already well established and currently hotly debated topic on the relationship between memory and imagination to a broader audience in the German speaking and European philosophical community.


  • 09.00–09.15: Introduction
  • 09.15–10.15: Kourken Michaelian (Université Grenoble Alpes): "Against Perrin's embodied causalism: Still no evidence for the necessity of appropriate causation"
  • 10:15–11.05: Markus Werning (Ruhr-University Bochum): "Why neither representationalist nor relationalist analyses of episodic memory succeed. One More Argument for Trace Minimalism"
  • 11.05–11.25: Coffee Break
  • 11.25–12.15: Kristina Liefke (Ruhr University Bochum): “Reporting episodic remembering and experiential imagining: support for – and against – continuism”
  • 12.15–13.05: Chris McCarroll (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University): "Cryptomnesia: A Three-Factor Account"
  • 13.05–14.30: Lunch
  • 14.30–15.15: Flash talks
    • Tomy Ames (Washington University in St. Louis): "Collective Memory and the (Dis)continuism Debate"
    • Nathália de Ávila (Universität zu Köln): "What is subjective time in feared remembered/imagined scenarios? Hypothesis from enactive psychiatry"
    • José Carlos Camillo (Universidade Federal de Goiás): "The difference between memory and imagination is a matter of social training"
    • Francesca Righetti (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): "The embodied resonance in vicarious memory"
    • Gabriel Zaccaro (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria): "Autobiographical structure of episodic memories
  • 15.15–16.05: Anco Peeters (Ruhr University Bochum): “The role of imagination in the memory palace mnemonic”
  • 16.05–16.25: Coffee Break
  • 16.25–17.15: Dorothea Debus (University of Konstanz) & Louise Richardson (University of York): "Rather than succour, my memories bring eloquent stabs of pain: On the ambiguous role of memory in grief"
  • 17.15–18.15: John Sutton (Macquarie University): "Place and Memory: familiarity, perspectives, and collaboration"
  • 19:30: Dinner at Aapka - Indisches Restaurant (Kastanienallee 50)


The workshop is organized by Markus Werning (Ruhr University Bochum), Chris McCarroll (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University) and Anco Peeters (Ruhr University Bochum) and takes place in cooperation with the DFG Research Group FOR 2812 “Constructing scenarios of the past: A new framework of episodic memory”.