Arieh Schwartz earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of California, Davis, under the supervision of Dr. Zoe Drayson. His dissertation research concerns the interaction between traditional epistemic approaches to memory and more recent simulation theories emerging from cognitive science. While his work shows that these approaches may be consistent in certain respects, for example, with respect to the biological function of episodic memory, it also illustrates how practical and perceptual forms of memory may present obstacles to the epistemic approach. Before his time at UC Davis, Schwartz earned an M.A. in philosophy at San Francisco State University, researching perceptual content under the supervision of Dr. Carlos Montemayor.
In the fall of 2022, Schwartz will begin work on a functional information account of episodic memory under the supervision of Dr. Nir Fresco at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.