Genesis of memory phenomenon in socio-humanitarian cognition: review of research topics and theoretical resources

Keywords: memory; memory studies; memory environment; memory «boom»; phenomenology of memory; memory models; skills.


The purpose of the following scientific exploration is to represent a systematic study of memory genesis through epochs and centuries of the most significant philosophical concepts and ideas. Therefore, the phenomenon of memory in socio-humanitarian knowledge in our scientific research involves a philosophical study of the social sciences and humanities results, as well as their interdisciplinary nature in understanding the crucial aspects of the memory. Philosophical study of the phenomenon of memory challenges clarification of the subject field of research as an object marked by this concept throughout its progress. Before starting to research memory as a profound system, it is required to overview the fundamental memory genesis concepts, i.e., the categories on which it is grounded. The study of the memory phenomenon proves our attention to the history of its perception in philosophy, ascertaining the stages of the memory field subject organization, i.e., such research fields, and subjects that succeeding converted a research source for the development of the memory philosophy. The declared approach allows one to explain the basic categories that define the categorical context, i.e. what is indicated by 'memory' issue, how, and what subject field of memory research is provided in its genesis. Besides, the genesis itself is the configuration of an objective connection between memory matters. At the same time, the philosophical interpretation of the memory concept demands a study of methodological approaches and views, helping philosophers and researches to represent distinctive meanings of the memory concepts determined in various philosophical or socio-humanitarian studies and how this memory representation served the practical activities of science. The author's analysis of the genesis of the phenomenon of memory increase and comprehension of memory as a holistic system holds the proposed classification of structure stages of philosophical theory in understanding the nature and structure of the "memory" category is represented in this scientific exploration for the first time. The continued profound scientific study conducted at the Memory Institute in 2016-2020 preceded the development of this classification. In the represented research we have identified specific stages of the memory phenomenon genesis in the history of world philosophy, having verified the classifi-cation with the most prominent concepts, ideas, memory models, hypothetic issues, etc., as well as the praxiological judgment of the aforementioned memory phenome-non knowledge.


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Maltsev, O. (2020). Genesis of memory phenomenon in socio-humanitarian cognition: review of research topics and theoretical resources. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 38(2), 63-75. Retrieved from