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Belief and Desire in Imagination and Immersion

Schellenberg, Susanna


I argue that any account of imagination should satisfy the following three desiderata. First, imaginations induce actions only in conjunction with beliefs about the environment of the imagining subject. Second, there is a continuum between imaginations and beliefs. Recognizing this continuum is crucial to explain the phenomenon of imaginative immersion. Third, the mental states that relate to imaginations in the way that desires relate to beliefs are a special kind of desire, namely desires to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Philosophy
DOI: .5840/jphil2013110914


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