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Summary Perception provides us with access to the actual world -- to things that actually exist and to states of affairs that actually occur.  In contrast, imagination provides us with access to merely possible worlds -- to things that do not actually exist and to states of affairs that do not actually occur.  Imagination is philosophically important for its role in many different domains of inquiry.  In aesthetics, imagination is invoked to explain our engagement with fiction, music, and the visual arts.  In modal epistemology, imagination is invoked to explain how we can justify our modal beliefs.  In philosophy of mind, imagination is invoked to explain our capacity for mindreading.  More generally, imagination is thought to connect with creativity and thus to play a role not only in artistic creation but also in scientific and mathematical discovery. 
Key works Kind 2016 contains over 30 articles covering topics related to both historical and contemporary treatment of imagination.  White 1990 provides a survey of historical treatments of the imagination.  Walton 1990 and Currie 1990 are the seminal texts for the use of imagination in our engagement with fiction.  Several useful recent collections include Nichols 2006 (focusing on pretense, possibility, and fiction), Gendler & Hawthorne 2002 (focusing on modal epistemology), and Kieran & Lopes 2003 (focusing on literature and the visual arts).  Block 1981 is a slightly older collection that focuses on mental imagery.  For a discussion of the nature of imagination, see Kind 2001.
Introductions Useful encyclopedia articles include Gendler 2012 and Kind 2005.
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  1. Phenomenal Knowledge, Imagination, and Hermeneutical Injustice.Martina Fürst - forthcoming - In Íngrid Vendrell-Ferran & Christiana Werner (eds.), Imagination and Experience: Philosophical Explorations. Routledge.
    In this paper, I analyze the role of phenomenal knowledge in understanding the experiences of the victims of hermeneutical injustice. In particular, I argue that understanding that is enriched by phenomenal knowledge is a powerful tool to mitigate hermeneutical injustice. I proceed as follows: Firstly, I investigate the requirements for a full understanding of the experiences at the center of hermeneutical injustice and I argue that phenomenal knowledge is key to full understanding. Secondly, I distinguish between direct phenomenal knowledge and (...)
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  2. Empirical treatments of imagination and creativity.Dustin Stokes - 2024 - In Amy Kind & Julia Langkau (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination and Creativity. Oxford University Press.
    This paper offers a critical survey and analysis of empirical studies on creativity, with emphasis on how imagination plays a role in the creative process. It takes as a foil the romantic view that, given features like novelty, incubation, and insight, we should be skeptical about the prospects for naturalistic explanation of creativity. It rebuts this skepticism by first distinguishing stages or operations in the creative process. It then works through various behavioral and neural studies, and corresponding philosophical theorizing, that (...)
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  3. Roger Scruton’s theory of the imagination and aesthetics as a formulation of Aristotelian virtue ethics.Jack Haughton - forthcoming - History of European Ideas.
    Scholars who mention the turn to Aristotelian virtue ethics in the Mid-Twentieth Century tend to cite G. E. M. Anscombe’s famous ‘complaint’, and sometimes Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue. It is less usual to write of Roger Scruton. Placed in the context of Bernard Williams and John Casey’s works – at the intersection of moral philosophy and the philosophy of the emotions – Scruton’s theory of the imagination is shown to concern the rationality of moral attitudes. In short, it concerns virtue (...)
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  4. Thought and Imagination: Aristotle’s Dual Process Psychology of Action.Jessica Moss - 2022 - In Caleb M. Cohoe (ed.), Aristotle's on the Soul: A Critical Guide. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. pp. 247-264.
    Aristotle's De Anima discusses the psychological causes of what he calls locomotion – i.e, roughly, purpose-driven behavior. One cause is desire. The other is cognition, which falls into two kinds: thought (nous) and imagination (phantasia). Aristotle’s discussion is dense and confusing, but I argue that we can extract from it an account that is coherent, compelling, and that in many ways closely anticipates modern psychological theories, in particular Dual Processing theory. Animals and humans are driven to pursue objects that attract (...)
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  5. Adventures of Consciousness: Bachelard on the Scientific Imagination.Mary McAllester Jones - 2017 - In Eileen Rizo-Patron, Edward S. Casey & Jason M. Wirth (eds.), Adventures in phenomenology: Gaston Bachelard. Albany, NY: Suny Press. pp. 83-90.
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  6. Rhythm and Reverie: On the Temporality of Imagination in Bachelard.Kristupas Sabolius - 2017 - In Eileen Rizo-Patron, Edward S. Casey & Jason M. Wirth (eds.), Adventures in phenomenology: Gaston Bachelard. Albany, NY: Suny Press. pp. 63-80.
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  7. Models, Fiction and the Imagination.Arnon Levy - 2024 - In Tarja Knuuttila, Natalia Carrillo & Rami Koskinen (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Scientific Modeling. Routledge.
    Science and fiction seem to lie at opposite ends of the cognitive-epistemic spectrum. The former is typically seen as the study of hard, real-world facts in a rigorous manner. The latter is treated as an instrument of play and recreation, dealing in figments of the imagination. Initial appearances notwithstanding, several central features of scientific modeling in fact suggest a close connection with the imagination and recent philosophers have developed detailed accounts of models that treat them, in one way or another, (...)
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  8. Surveillance Realism and the Politics of Imagination: Is There No Alternative?Lina Dencik - 2018 - Krisis | Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 38 (1):31-43.
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  9. The Qualitative Study of Scientific Imagination.Michael T. Stuart - unknown
    Imagination is extremely important for science, yet very little is known about how scientists actually use it. Are scientists taught to imagine? What do they value imagination for? How do social and disciplinary factors shape it? How is the labor of imagining distributed? These questions should be high priority for anyone who studies or practices science, and this paper argues that the best methods for addressing them are qualitative. I summarize a few preliminary findings derived from recent interview-based and observational (...)
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  10. The legal imagination : individual, interactive and communal.Maksymilian Del Mar - 2020 - In Amalia Amaya & Maksymilian Del Mar (eds.), Virtue, Emotion and Imagination in Law and Legal Reasoning. Hart Publishing.
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  11. The legal imagination in historical perspective.Simon Stern - 2020 - In Amalia Amaya & Maksymilian Del Mar (eds.), Virtue, Emotion and Imagination in Law and Legal Reasoning. Hart Publishing.
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  12. Empathy, imagination and the law.Amy Kind - 2020 - In Amalia Amaya & Maksymilian Del Mar (eds.), Virtue, Emotion and Imagination in Law and Legal Reasoning. Hart Publishing.
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  13. The consequences of seeing imagination as a dual‐process virtue.Ingrid Malm Lindberg - forthcoming - Metaphilosophy.
    Michael T. Stuart (2021 and 2022) has proposed imagination as an intellectual dual‐process virtue, consisting of imagination1 (underwritten by cognitive Type 1 processing) and imagination2 (supported by Type 2 processing). This paper investigates the consequences of taking such an account seriously. It proposes that the dual‐process view of imagination allows us to incorporate recent insights from virtue epistemology, providing a fresh perspective on how imagination can be epistemically reliable. The argument centers on the distinction between General Reliability (GR) and Functional (...)
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  14. Empathy, Fiction, and Imagination (Special Issue).Ingrid Vendrell-Ferran & Susanne Schmetkamp (eds.) - 2019 - Topoi 39 (4).
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  15. Only people with good imagination usually listens to this kind of music" : On the Convergence of Musical Tags, Video Games and YouTube in the Epic Genre.Joana Freitas - 2023 - In Holly Rogers, Joana Freitas & João Francisco Porfírio (eds.), Remediating sound: repeatable culture, YouTube and music. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
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  16. African in the Political Imagination of the African Diaspora.Omedi Ochieng - 2023 - In Uchenna B. Okeja (ed.), Routledge Handbook of African Political Philosophy. Routledge.
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  17. Chapter 5. R. Ḥayyim Ṿital's political imagination : localizing the dream messianism of Sefer ha-Ḥezyonot.Assaf Tamari - 2023 - In Julie Cooper & Samuel Hayim Brody (eds.), The king is in the field: essays in modern Jewish political thought. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
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  18. The evil imagination: understanding and resisting destructive forces.Roger Kennedy - 2022 - Bicester, Oxfordshire: Phoenix Publishing House.
    Roger Kennedy has written a masterful investigation into the concept of evil. He begins with a general view of the subject before moving into more detailed analysis. First is a review of the science of evil, including evidence from neuroscience and social psychology. This is followed by psychoanalytical studies of the individual and groups before presenting an overview of the philosophy of evil. Also included are historical and social studies which inform an understanding of evil in action. Kennedy goes on (...)
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  19. Searching in space vs. groping in the dark : Wittgenstein on novelty and imagination in 1929-1930.Pascal Zambito - 2023 - In Florian Franken Figueiredo (ed.), Wittgenstein's philosophy in 1929. New York, NY: Routledge.
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  20. Section 2. Memory, Imagination, and Consciousness. Listening Beyond Sound and Life : Reflections on Imagined Music / J. Martin Daughtry ; Young People's Lived Experience of Music in Everyday Life : Psychological and Phenomenological Perspectives. [REVIEW]Ruth Herbert - 2021 - In Harris M. Berger, Friedlind Riedel & David VanderHamm (eds.), The Oxford handbook of the phenomenology of music cultures. New York: Oxford University Press.
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  21. Visions of statesmanship: a statesman's imagination and autonomy.David Hansen - 2024 - Lanham: Lexington Books.
    In Visions of Statesmanship: A Statesman's Imagination and Autonomy, I provide a critical examination of the figure of the statesman as it has been presented in the philosophical reflections of three key thinkers: Plato, Yannis Markrygiannis, and Cornelius Castoriadis.
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  22. Fernando Pessoa: imagination and the self.Jonardon Ganeri - 2024 - New York, NY, United States of America: Oxford University Press.
    Fernando Pessoa, whose time in Durban briefly overlapped with that of Mahatma Gandhi, was well-read in Indian literature, having in his library the poetry of Rabindranatha Tagore and books about Indian philosophy. He discusses the Upaniṣads and what he calls "the Indian ideal". Indeed, from in of his more esoteric writings it is possible to identify a new variety of panpsychism in the spirit of Coleridge and Whitman.
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  23. Miki Kyoshi's The logic of imagination: a critical introduction and translation.Kiyoshi Miki - 2024 - New York: Bloomsbury Academic. Edited by John W. M. Krummel.
    One of the central figures in the Kyoto School, Miki Kiyoshi wrote Logic of Imagination as a series of articles between 1937 and 1943. Translating this seminal work into English for the first time, with contextual notes throughout, this book features an introduction and biographical information about the author. Miki's thinking about the imagination illuminates our contemporary understanding of technology and how we behave in the world.
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  24. A role for creative imagination in Kant's theory of science.Patrícia Kauark-Leite - 2023 - In Fernando M. F. Silva & Luigi Caranti (eds.), The Kantian subject: new interpretative essays. New York, NY: Routledge.
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  25. Public Charades, or How the Enactivist Can Tell Apart Pretense from Non-pretense.Marco Facchin & Zuzanna Rucińska - forthcoming - Erkenntnis:1-23.
    Enactive approaches to cognition argue that cognition, including pretense, comes about through the dynamical interaction of agent and environment. Applied to cognition, these approaches cast cognition as an activity an agent _performs_ interacting in specific ways with her environment. This view is now under significant pressure: in a series of recent publications, Peter Langland-Hassan has proposed a number of arguments which purportedly should lead us to conclude that enactive approaches are unable to account for pretense without paying a way too (...)
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  26. An Experimental Study of Imagination.Cheves West Perky - 1910 - American Journal of Psychology 21 (3):422–452.
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  27. Beyond hope and despair: The radical imagination as a collective practice for uprising.Elke van Dermijnsbrugge - forthcoming - Educational Philosophy and Theory.
    This paper investigates the concepts of hope, despair and the radical imagination, driven by the following questions: Can we exist beyond the binaries of hope and despair, two key concepts that drive educational practices? What is the radical imagination and what are the conditions for it to be put to work in educational spaces? First, education is explored as a hyperobject that is owned, imagined and practiced collectively. The semiotic square is introduced as a heuristic tool to illustrate the limitations (...)
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  28. La carrière numérique de Mathilde : imagination, expérience et désillusion à l’ère des rencontres en ligne.Federico Bietti - 2024 - Dialogue: Families & Couples 243 (1):123-136.
    L’article propose une interprétation théorique du processus de rupture entre les attentes créées par les conversations sur les applications de rencontres et le moment du premier face-à-face. Cet effet est connu par les utilisateurs de ces applications. Néanmoins, il a été moins analysé dans la littérature. Dans un premier temps, l’auteur analyse le processus de désillusion à l’ère de la rencontre en ligne. Ensuite, à travers la phénoménologie sociale et la sociologie interactionniste, l’article présente une interprétation de ce phénomène d’une (...)
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  29. A Great Guide to the Preservation of Life: Malebranche on the Imagination.Colin Chamberlain - forthcoming - British Journal for the History of Philosophy.
    Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715) holds that the senses, imagination, and passions aim at survival and the satisfaction of the body’s needs, rather than truth or the good of the mind. Each of these faculties makes a distinctive and, indeed, an indispensable contribution to the preservation of life. Commentators have largely focused on how the senses keep us alive. By comparison, the imagination and passions have been neglected. In this paper, I reconstruct Malebranche’s account of how the imagination contributes to the preservation (...)
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  30. Re-Imagining Imagination: Revisiting Plato's Eikasia and Aristotle's Phantasia.M. A. Jalalum - 2023 - Lumina Journal 28 (1):3-21.
  31. The world as imagination (series I).E. Douglas Fawcett - 1916 - London,: Macmillan & co..
    This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be (...)
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  32. Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination.David N. Stamos - 2017 - SUNY Press.
    Explores the science and creative process behind Poe’s cosmological treatise. Silver Winner for Philosophy, 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards In 1848, almost a year and a half before Edgar Allan Poe died at the age of forty, his book Eureka was published. In it, he weaved together his scientific speculations about the universe with his own literary theory, theology, and philosophy of science. Although Poe himself considered it to be his magnum opus, Eureka has mostly been overlooked (...)
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  33. Moral Imagination and the Future of Ethics in advance.Kristin E. Heyer - forthcoming - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics.
    The 2023 theme for the Society of Christian Ethics invites us to consider what fuels our collective imagination in the United States today, its impact, and implications for the future of the field of ethics. American exceptionalism, racial anxieties and fear help feed influential myths that prevent the nation from “making real the promises of democracy,” much less approaching the Beloved Community (King). Whereas ethics often focuses upon critique, its scholars and practitioners are also invited to undertake the work of (...)
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  34. Lectures on Imagination.Paul Ricoeur - 2024 - University of Chicago Press.
    Ricoeur’s theory of productive imagination in previously unpublished lectures. The eminent philosopher Paul Ricoeur was devoted to the imagination. These previously unpublished lectures offer Ricoeur’s most significant and sustained reflections on creativity as he builds a new theory of imagination through close examination, moving from Aristotle, Pascal, Spinoza, Hume, and Kant to Ryle, Price, Wittgenstein, Husserl, and Sartre. These thinkers, he contends, underestimate humanity’s creative capacity. While the Western tradition generally views imagination as derived from the reproductive example of the (...)
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  35. Kneading Dreams: Material Imagination and Agency in Performative Clay Works.Hanna Louise Grønneberg & Thea Møller Jensen - 2024 - In Nicoletta Isar (ed.), Phenomenology, New Materialism, and Advances In the Pulsatile Imaginary: Rites of Disimagination. Springer Nature Switzerland. pp. 201-216.
    In the writings of Gaston Bachelard, clay or paste (la pâte) is seen as a basic component of materiality, which enables the material imagination—a dream-like state of mind which emerges in the intimate encounter between human and material. This focus on material qualities and powers resonates with New Materialism, which attends to ways in which matter has agency, affecting humans within entanglements. Following the philosophy of Bachelard and the theories of different new materialists, this paper will examine some of the (...)
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  36. Science, Imagination and Values in the German Energy Turn: an Example of Neurath's Methodology for Social Technology.Ivan Ferreira da Cunha & Alexander Linsbichler - manuscript - Translated by Ivan Ferreira da Cunha & Alexander Linsbichler.
    Neurath’s scientific utopianism is the proposal that the social sciences should engage in the elaboration, development, and comparison of counterfactual scenarios, the ‘utopias’. Such scenarios can be understood as centerpieces of scientific thought experiments, that is, in exercises of imagination that not only promote conceptual revision, but also stimulate creativity to deal with experienced problems, as utopias are efforts to imagine what the future could look like. Moreover, utopian thought experiments can offer scientific knowledge to inform political debates and decisions, (...)
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  37. The Belmont Report doesn’t need reform, our moral imagination does.Kimberley Serpico - forthcoming - Research Ethics.
    In 1974, the United States Congress asked a question prompting a national conversation about ethics: which ethical principles should govern research involving human participants? To embark on an answer, Congress passed the National Research Act, and charged this task to the newly established National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. The Commission’s mandate was modest however, the results were anything but. The outcome was The Belmont Report: a trio of principles - respect for persons, (...)
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  38. Mental images and imagination in moral education.Wojciech Kaftanski - 2024 - Journal of Moral Education 53 (1):119-138.
    ABSTRACT This article argues for a unique role of imagination and mental images in the moral education of students. Imagination is rendered here as a capacity oriented toward realizable and salient goals; mental images are understood as particular future-oriented self-representations (FOSRs) devised by and held in imagination. FOSRs have four moral attributes: they are 1) expressive of us as moral agents, 2) shape our moral identity, 3) serve as moral pointers, and 4) help devise mitigating strategies. FOSRs can be created (...)
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  39. The Centrality of the Imagination in Scepticism and Animal Faith.Richard Marc Rubin - 2024 - In Martin A. Coleman & Glenn Tiller (eds.), The Palgrave Companion to George Santayana’s Scepticism and Animal Faith. Springer Nature Switzerland. pp. 177-192.
    Rubin examines the central role of the imagination in Santayana’s life and works. He shows how the imagination is fundamental to Santayana’s sceptical inquiry in SAF and a necessary condition for knowledge about the material world and the mind. The imagination is a predominant theme in Santayana’s life and work. Even as a boy, he found himself solitary and unhappy in America and “attached only to a persistent dream life.” He published several literary works, including three plays, a novel, and (...)
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  40. Imagining and Reimagining Imagination via the Ontology of Imagination in Miki Kiyoshi.John W. M. Krummel - 2023 - International Journal of Social Imaginaries 2 (2):239-272.
    The paper explicates what the World War 2 era Japanese philosopher, Miki Kiyoshi, of the Kyoto School, called the logic of imagination and of forms as an ontology. I understand this ontology as ultimately an “anontology”, where novelty and creativity are predicated upon the pathos of singularity and contingency that Miki calls “the nothing” (mu). Its productive function that is technological vis-à-vis the environment involves an embodied praxis that Miki, borrowing the terms of his mentor, Nishida Kitarō, calls “enactive intuition”. (...)
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  41. Imagining future ecologies: Kantian imagination across generations.Irene Gomez-Franco - 2022 - Artnodes 29 (Ecology of the imagination):1-9.
    La imaginación es una facultad que permite al ser humano ponerse en el lugar del otro y tener presentes diferentes puntos de vista. En este artículo examino de qué manera la imaginación puede concebirse en una dimensión ampliada no solo en el espacio sino también en el tiempo, en el sentido de una «visita al otro» futuro. Para este fin, primero examino diversos ejercicios de la imaginación: en tanto que simpatía tal y como la formuló Adam Smith y compromiso según (...)
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  42. In Defence of Radically Enactive Imagination in advance.Ian George Robertson - forthcoming - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy.
    Hutto and Myin defend, on the basis of their “radically enactive” approach to cognition, the contention that there are certain forms of imaginative activity that are entirely devoid of representational content. In a recent Thought article, Roelofs argues that Hutto and Myin’s arguments fail to recognise the role of representation in maintaining the structural isomorphisms between mental models and things in the world required for imagination be action-guiding. This reply to Roelofs argues that his objection fails because it fails to (...)
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  43. Religion as belief, a realist theory: a commentary on Religion as Make-Believe, A Theory of Belief, Imagination, and Group Identity.Joseph Sommer - forthcoming - Philosophical Psychology.
    Van Leeuwen’s Religion as Make-Believe, A Theory of Belief, Imagination, and Group Identity argues that religious and political beliefs are fundamentally different from mundane, factual beliefs and represent a cognitive attitude more akin to imagining. To ground this difference, Van Leeuwen proposes four principles defining factual beliefs: ‘involuntariness’ mandates that people cannot choose what they believe; ‘no compartmentalization’ says that factual – but not religious – beliefs guide behavior in all domains; ‘cognitive governance’ requires that inferences be readily drawn from (...)
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  44. Mme de Staël's Philosophy of Imagination.Arthur Krieger - 2023 - Cahiers Staëliens 73:77-100.
    In "De l’Allemagne", Mme de Staël develops a sophisticated philosophical psychology that centers not on reason, but imagination. She does this by bringing French Enlightenment philosophy, particularly Rousseau and Diderot, into dialogue with German thinkers, including Kant and Herder. For Mme de Staël, imagination transcends the epistemic limits of sensibility and reason by incorporating sentiment.
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  45. Crises of the Political Imagination: The Aesthetics of Colonial and Planetary Violences.I. I. I. Alfred Frankowski - 2023 - philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 13 (1):4-15.
    In this article, I focus on intersections between colonial violence, aesthetics, and ecological crises as reflections of a crisis of the political imagination. I engage Namita Goswami’s Subjects That Matter and argue that the ways in which her text pursues forms of questioning racialized and gendered colonial violences provides a context for approaching variations of colonial violence collectively. By engaging Goswami’s text, I propose a postcolonial aesthetics as a way of rethinking our planetary bonds, aesthetically. I further argue that postcolonial (...)
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  46. An Inexplicable Effect of Imagination. Mothers’ Imagination and Its Impact on the Perceptions and Body of the Fetus. Successes and Refutations of the Malebranchist Paradigm in the 18th Century or the Fascinating Question of Psychophysical Interaction.Véronique Costa - 2024 - Iris 44.
    An error that medicine has long shared is to attribute to a desire or an effect of the mother’s imagination during gestation, the deformities, growths or spots that a child bears at birth. The imagination would be capable of imprinting external modifications on a matter and would have an impact on the perceptions and sensory development of the fetus. Returning briefly to the genealogy and posterity of the topos, this article focuses on the successes and refutations of the Malebranchist paradigm (...)
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  47. The Ghosts of the Brain. The Cortex and the Imagination.Philippe Walter - 2024 - Iris 44.
    This study aims at justifying one of Gilbert Durand’s postulates according to which all imaginaire (as a result of mental imagery) is anchored in our physiology but by directing it rather now towards our neurophysiology. New advances in neurobiology, connectome and neurogenomics lead to rethinking the framework of psychic activity and the induction of neural images.
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  48. The Image, Reproduction, Transformation, Creation of the “Unreal”? Some Notes on the Anthropology of Imagination.Jean-Jacques Wunenburger - 2024 - Iris 44.
    In the form of few notes around an anthropology of the imagination, the article questions the complex relationships between imagination and perception, by carrying out a synthesis of the great traditions which concern the image. Between perceptual consciousness and imaging consciousness, the line of demarcation remains problematic, depending on whether the imagination draws from the senses the material of its images or produces new representations giving substance to an unreal, or even a surreal. Impoverished derivation and misleading revival of perception (...)
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  49. The History of an Itinerary or the Inspiration of Her Research. For a Neural Status of the Imagination.Véronique Costa - 2024 - Iris 44.
    As a tribute to Marie-Agnès Cathiard, this opening text which aims to recount the story of a journey and researcher’s commitment places her work around the major themes that structured it. “From the body of speech to imagined bodies”, its contributions and experimental investigations, attentive to the innovations of neuroscience, have influenced the center’s policy in terms of anthropological research, breaking down innovative avenues, particulary on the imagination of the brain and the amputated body. Her contributions have enabled the conjunction (...)
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  50. Francesco Berto, "Topics of Thought. The Logic of Knowledge, Belief and Imagination”. [REVIEW]Giorgio Lenta - 2023 - Aphex 27:128-140.
    Understanding the logical behavior of propositional attitudes, i.e. the mental states that we entertain with propositions (such as knowledge, belief, supposition, imagination, etc.), requires careful consideration of what such attitudes are about: their topic. This is the core intuition of Francesco Berto’s work, a book that fits into one of the most interesting and rich debates of recent decades, ranging over a wide variety of disciplines: from formal semantics to epistemology and even cognitive psychology. But above all, Berto’s book makes (...)
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