In Ellen Fridland & Carlotta Pavese (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Skill and Expertise. Routledge. pp. 335-346 (2020)

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Amy Kind
Claremont McKenna College
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We often talk of people as being more or less imaginative than one another – as being better or worse at imagining – and we also compare various feats of imagination to one another in terms of how easy or hard they are. Facts such as these might be taken to suggest that imagination is often implicitly understood as a skill. This implicit understanding, however, has rarely (if ever) been made explicit in the philosophical literature. Such is the task of this chapter. I first attempt to flesh out several conditions for an activity to count as a skill. I then attempt to show how imagination can meet such conditions. The chapter concludes with an attempt to answer various worries that might be raised to the claim that imagination should be thought of as a skill.
Keywords imagination  skill  memory
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Learning to Imagine.Amy Kind - 2022 - British Journal of Aesthetics 62 (1):33-48.
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Memory as Skill.Seth Goldwasser - forthcoming - Review of Philosophy and Psychology:1-24.
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