Wanting things you don't want: The case for an imaginative analogue of desire

Philosophers' Imprint 7 (9):1-17 (2007)
Abstract
You’re imagining, in the course of a different game of make-believe, that you’re a bank robber. You don’t believe that you’re a bank robber. You are moved to point your finger, gun-wise, at the person pretending to be the bank teller and say, “Stick ‘em up! This is a robbery!”
Keywords Imagination   Mindreading
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