Belief and pretense: A reply to Gendler

Metaphilosophy 37 (2):204-209 (2006)

Abstract
In cases of imaginative contagion, imagining something has doxastic or doxastic-like consequences. In this reply to Tamar Szabó Gendler's article in this collection, I investigate what the philosophical consequences of these cases could be. I argue (i) that imaginative contagion has consequences for how we should understand the nature of imagination and (ii) that imaginative contagion has consequences for our understanding of what belief-forming mechanisms there are. Along the way, I make some remarks about what the consequences of the contagion cases are for the relation between knowledge and imagination
Keywords Imagery  Imagination  Knowledge  Metaphysics  Gendler, Tamar Szabo
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2006.00435.x
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