Gendler on the Puzzle of Imaginative Resistance

Acta Analytica 31 (1):1-9 (2016)
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Andrea Sauchelli
Lingnan University
Abstract
Gendler reformulated the so-called imaginability puzzle in terms of authorial breakdown. The main idea behind this move was to isolate the essential features displayed by the alleged problematic cases and to specify a puzzle general enough to be applied to a variety of different types of imaginative resistance. I offer various criticisms of Gendler’s approach to imaginative resistance that also raise some more general points on the recent literature on the topic.
Keywords Imaginative resistance  Truth in fiction  Artistic categories  Art and ethics
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DOI 10.1007/s12136-015-0258-8
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Truth in Fiction.David Lewis - 1978 - American Philosophical Quarterly 15 (1):37--46.
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