Aeon (2021)

Stephen Asma
Columbia College Chicago
Actor Paul Giamatti and philosopher Stephen Asma collaborate to describe the imagination (phantasia) as a form of embodied cognition. They explore the actor's ability to replicate embodied affective states and communicate those to audiences that are capable of catching (via emotional contagion) those affective states. The role of social affordances in imaginative work is explored. Finally, the role of imagination in political conspiracy thinking is considered.
Keywords imagination, philosophy of imagination, phantasia, affordances, embodied cognition, 4E, aristotle, creativity, acting, philosophy of art, aesthetics, stephen asma, paul giamatti, improvisation
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 65,683
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Evolution of Imagination.Asma Stephen - 2017 - University of Chicago Press.
Phantasia. Aristoteles' Theorie der Sichtbarmachung.Emmanuel Alloa - 2014 - In Gottfried Boehm, Emmanuel Alloa, Orlando Budelacci & Gerald Wildgruber (eds.), Imagination. Suchen und Finden. W. Fink. pp. 91--111.
The Evolution of Imagination.Stephen T. Asma - 2017 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Les images psychiques selon S. Augustin.Jean-Luc Solere - 2003 - In Danielle Lories & Laura Rizzerio (eds.), De la phantasia à l’imagination. Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: pp. 103-136.
Imagination in the Theology of Aristotle.Daniel Regnier - 2019 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (2):181-204.
Aristotle on Phantasia.Murat Dinç Canver - 2020 - Entelekya Logico-Metaphysical Review 4 (1):79-93.
Φanta∑Ia In Aristotle, De Anima 3. 3.Gerard Watson - 1982 - Classical Quarterly 32 (1):100-113.


Added to PP index

Total views
36 ( #305,912 of 2,462,377 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
9 ( #78,580 of 2,462,377 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes