Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 95 (1):397-420 (2014)

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Peter Langland-Hassan
University of Cincinnati
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Pretense is a topic of keen interest to philosophers and psychologists. But what is it, really, to pretend? What features qualify an act as pretense? Surprisingly little has been said on this foundational question. Here I defend an account of what it is to pretend, distinguishing pretense from a variety of related but distinct phenomena, such as (mere) copying and practicing. I show how we can distinguish pretense from sincerity by sole appeal to a person's beliefs, desires, and intentions – and without circular recourse to an ‘intention to pretend’ or to a sui generis mental state of ‘imagining.’.
Keywords pretense  imagination  pretend
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DOI 10.1111/papq.12037
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