Routledge – 2014 – 240 pages
Series: New Problems of Philosophy
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:
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.
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.