Res Philosophica 98 (s):181-204 (2021)

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Reza Hadisi
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
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I argue that practical knowledge can be understood as constituted by a kind of imagining. In particular, it is the knowledge of what I am doing when that knowledge is represented via extramental imagination. Two results follow. First, on this account, we can do justice both to the cognitive character and the practical character of practical knowledge. And second, we can identify a condition under which imagination becomes factive, and thus a source of ob-jective evidence. I develop this view by extracting an account of self-knowledge via extramental imagination from the writings of Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240).
Keywords practical knowledge  imagination  puzzle of imaginative use  Ibn 'Arabi  Islamic philosophy
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DOI 10.11612/resphil.2036
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