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Memory and Love

Predicting the future is hard. It’s easy to instinctively turn to science to tell us where we’re going, but that’s usually only half the story. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been enthralled by fiction’s ability to evoke ideas that end up pertaining to science. In this essay, from a class I took on philosophy of mind some years ago, I discuss the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, in which Jim Carey takes advantage of a new neurodevice that allows a person to completely ablate bad memories, in this case, memories of his ex. I think the movie raises several questions that are becoming more pertinent all the time (and it doesn’t help that it’s a beautiful performance, give it a watch!).

 

Memory and Love


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