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Imagination

By Fabian Dorsch

Routledge – 2014 – 240 pages

Series: New Problems of Philosophy

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Description

The imagination poses fascinating philosophical questions across a range of subjects including philosophy of mind, aesthetics and epistemology. However, until now it has been a relatively neglected topic. How do acts of imagining differ from other mental episodes, such as perceptions or judgements? What kind of awareness is involved in imagining? Can imagining ground knowledge and if so, how reliable is it? Is there some unity to the various forms of imagining?

In this book Fabian Dorsch considers these questions, introducing and assessing all the main issues and arguments concerning imagination, including:

  • episodic imagining
  • imagining objects
  • propositional imagining
  • imagination and epistemology
  • imagination and aesthetics
  • imagination and cognitive science
  • the unity of imagining.

Including chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary, Imagination is an ideal starting point for anyone studying the philosophy of imagination for the first time as well as more advanced students and researchers in philosophy, psychology and related disciplines.

Author Bio

Fabian Dorsch is Assistant Professor, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is currently visiting scholar at the University of Warwick and has previously taught at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Description: By Fabian Dorsch. The imagination poses fascinating philosophical questions across a range of subjects including philosophy of mind, aesthetics and epistemology. However, until now it has been a relatively neglected topic. How do acts of imagining differ from other mental...
Categories: Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Aesthetics