Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental
Print version ISSN 1415-4714
MASSIMI, Marina. Memory, womb of the soul. Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.4, pp. 667-679. ISSN 1415-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47142010000400010.
This article approaches the theme of memory as proposed in a sermon by Father Vieira (1654), where he reconstructs conceptual matrixes (St. Augustine's and St. Bernard's conceptions of memory) and practices (the orthopraxis tradition developed in monastic communities of the Middle Ages). For both thinkers, memory is conceived as an active and comprehensive process and is intimately associated with emotion and imagination. It not only recalls; it also organizes experiences and concepts according to a scheme oriented by places and routes, making them available for invention and cognitive construction.
Keywords : Memory; Augustine; Antonio Vieira; machina memorialis.