In Amy Kind (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Imagination. Routledge. pp. 40-54 (2016)

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Fabian Dorsch
PhD: University College London; Last affiliation: Université de Fribourg
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This chapter overviews Hume’s thoughts on the nature and role of imagining and focusses primarily on three important distinctions that Hume draws among our conscious mental episodes: (i) between impressions and ideas; (ii) between ideas of the memory and ideas of the imagination; and (iii), among the ideas of the imagination, between ideas of the judgement and ideas of the fancy. In addition, the chapter considers Hume’s views on the imagination as a faculty of producing ideas, as well as on the part that imagining plays in the acquisition of modal knowledge and in the comprehension of, and resistance to, false or fictional opinions.
Keywords hume  imagination  perception  belief  memory  copy principle  empiricism  modal epistemology  imaginative restistance
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