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  1. Recreative Minds: Imagination in Philosophy and Psychology.Gregory Currie & Ian Ravenscroft - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
    Recreative Minds develops a philosophical theory of imagination that draws upon the latest work in psychology. This theory illuminates the use of imagination in coming to terms with art, its role in enabling us to live as social beings, and the psychological consequences of disordered imagination. The authors offer a lucid exploration of a fascinating subject.
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  2. The Nature of Fiction.Gregory Currie - 1990 - Cambridge University Press.
    This important book provides a theory about the nature of fiction, and about the relation between the author, the reader and the fictional text. The approach is philosophical: that is to say, the author offers an account of key concepts such as fictional truth, fictional characters, and fiction itself. The book argues that the concept of fiction can be explained partly in terms of communicative intentions, partly in terms of a condition which excludes relations of counterfactual dependence between the world (...)
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  3. Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories.Gregory Currie - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    This text offers a reflection on the nature and significance of narrative in human communication.
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    Imagining and Knowing: The Shape of Fiction.Gregory Currie - 2020 - Oxford University Press.
    Gregory Currie defends the view that works of fiction guide the imagination, and then considers whether fiction can also guide our beliefs. He makes a case for modesty about learning from fiction, as it is easy to be too optimistic about the psychological insights of authors, and empathy is hard to acquire while not always morally advantageous.
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    An Ontology of Art.Gregory Currie - 1989 - St. Martin's Press.
  6. The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes: Philosophical Papers.Imre Lakatos, John Worrall & Gregory Currie - 1979 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 30 (4):381-402.
     
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    Mimesis as Make-Believe: On the Foundations of the Representational Arts by Kendall Walton. [REVIEW]Gregory Currie - 1993 - Journal of Philosophy 90 (7):367-370.
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  8. Image and Mind: Film, Philosophy and Cognitive Science.Gregory Currie - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a book about the nature of film: about the nature of moving images, about the viewer's relation to film, and about the kinds of narrative that film is capable of presenting. It represents a very decisive break with the semiotic and psychoanalytic theories of film which have dominated discussion. The central thesis is that film is essentially a pictorial medium and that the movement of film images is real rather than illusory. A general theory of pictorial representation is (...)
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  9. Recreative Minds: Imagination in Philosophy and Psychology.Gregory Currie & Ian Ravenscroft - 2004 - Philosophy 79 (308):331-335.
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  10. Imagination, Delusion and Hallucinations.Gregory Currie - 2000 - In Max Coltheart & Martin Davies (eds.), Mind and Language. Blackwell. pp. 168-183.
    Chris Frith has argued that a loss of the sense of agency is central to schizophrenia. This suggests a connection between hallucinations and delusions on the one hand, and the misidentification of the subject’s imaginings as perceptions and beliefs on the other. In particular, understanding the mechanisms that underlie imagination may help us to explain the puzzling phenomena of thought insertion and withdrawal. Frith sometimes states his argument in terms of a loss of metarepresentational capacity in schizophrenia. I argue that (...)
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  11. The Moral Psychology of Fiction.Gregory Currie - 1995 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (2):250 – 259.
    What can we learn from fiction? I argue that we can learn about the consequences of a certain course of action by projecting ourselves, in imagination, into the situation of the fiction's characters.
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    Frege's Conception of Numbers as Objects. [REVIEW]Gregory Currie - 1985 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 36 (4):475-479.
  13. How to Think About the Modularity of Mind Reading.Gregory Currie & Kim Sterelny - 2000 - Philosophical Quarterly 50 (199):145-160.
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    Arts and Minds.Gregory Currie - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    Philosophical questions about the arts go naturally with other kinds of questions about them. Art is sometimes said to be an historical concept. But where in our cultural and biological history did art begin? If art is related to play and imagination, do we find any signs of these things in our nonhuman relatives? Sometimes the other questions look like ones the philosopher of art has to answer. Anyone who thinks that interpretation in the arts is an activity that leaves (...)
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  15. Desire in Imagination.Gregory Currie - 2002 - In Tamar Szabo Gendler & John Hawthorne (eds.), Conceivability and Possibility. Oxford University Press. pp. 201-221.
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    Imagination, Delusion and Hallucinations.Gregory Currie - 2000 - Mind and Language 15 (1):168-183.
    Chris Frith has argued that a loss of the sense of agency is central to schizophrenia. This suggests a connection between hallucinations and delusions on the one hand, and the misidentification of the subject’s imaginings as perceptions and beliefs on the other. In particular, understanding the mechanisms that underlie imagination may help us to explain the puzzling phenomena of thought insertion and withdrawal. Frith sometimes states his argument in terms of a loss of metarepresentational capacity in schizophrenia. I argue that (...)
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  17. Delusion, Rationality, Empathy.Gregory Currie & Jon Jureidini - 2001 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 8 (2-3):159-62.
  18. Aliefs Don't Exist, Though Some of Their Relatives Do. [REVIEW]Greg Currie & Anna Ichino - 2012 - Analysis 72 (4):788-798.
    Much of Tamar Gendler’s dense and engaging book argues for the emotional, cognitive and motivational power of imagination, which is presented as a central feature of human mental architecture. But in the final chapters Gendler argues that some of us have over-exploited this resource, too easily assuming that, if belief cannot explain a class of human behaviours, imagination will do the job. She gives a number of examples of problematic behaviours (‘Gendler cases’, as we shall say), which in her view (...)
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    Visual Imagery as the Simulation of Vision.Gregory Currie - 1995 - Mind and Language 10 (1-2):25-44.
  20. Imagination as Simulation: Aesthetics Meets Cognitive Science.Gregory Currie - 1995 - In Martin Davies & Tony Stone (eds.), Mental Simulation. Blackwell.
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    Some Ways to Understand People.Gregory Currie - 2008 - Philosophical Explorations 11 (3):211 – 218.
    Shaun Gallagher and Dan Hutto claim that those once bitter rivals, simulation theory and theory-theory, are now to be treated as partners in crime. It's true that the debate has become more nuanced, with detailed suggestions abroad as to how these two approaches might peaceably divide the field. And there is common ground between them, at least to the extent that they agree on what needs to be explained. But I see no fatal flaw in what they share. In particular, (...)
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  22. Why Irony is Pretence.Gregory Currie - 2006 - In Shaun Nichols (ed.), The Architecture of the Imagination: New Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction. Clarendon Press.
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    Individualism and Global Supervenience.Gregory Currie - 1984 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (December):345-58.
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  24. Fictional Names.Gregory Currie - 1988 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (4):471 – 488.
  25. Photography, Painting and Perception.Gregory Currie - 1991 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 49 (1):23-29.
  26. Visible Traces: Documentary and the Contents of Photographs.Gregory Currie - 1999 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57 (3):285-297.
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    Image and Mind: Film, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science.Berys Gaut & Gregory Currie - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (1):138.
    In this important and impressive book, Gregory Currie tackles several fundamental topics in the philosophy of film and says much of general interest about the nature of imagination. The first part examines the nature of film representation, rejecting the view that spectators are subject to any kind of cognitive or perceptual illusions. Currie also argues against Walton’s transparency claim, which holds that when we look at a photograph we are literally seeing the object photographed. He instead defends perceptual realism, the (...)
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    Standing in the Last Ditch: On the Communicative Intentions of Fiction Makers.Gregory Currie - 2014 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 72 (4):351-363.
    Some of us have suggested that what fiction makers do is offer us things to imagine, that this is what is distinctive of fiction and what distinguishes it from narrative-based but assertive activities such as journalism or history. Some of us hold, further, that it is the maker's intention which confers fictional status. Many, I think, feel the intuitive appeal of this idea at the same time as they sense looming problems for any proposal about fiction's nature based straightforwardly on (...)
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  29. Image and Mind: Film, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science.Gregory Currie - 1998 - Philosophical Quarterly 48 (190):127-129.
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  30. Imagination as Motivation.Gregory Currie - 2002 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 102 (3):201-16.
    What kinds of psychological states motivate us? Beliefs and desires are the obvious candidates. But some aspects of our behaviour suggest another idea. I have in mind the view that imagination can sometimes constitute motivation.
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    Empathy for Objects1.Gregory Currie - 2011 - In Amy Coplan & Peter Goldie (eds.), Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives. Oxford University Press. pp. 82.
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    Frege, an Introduction to His Philosophy.Gregory Currie - 1982 - Barnes & Noble.
    Studie over het werk van de Duitse wijsgeer Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (1848-1925).
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    Pretence, Pretending, and Metarepresenting.Gregory Currie - 1998 - Mind and Language 13 (1):35-55.
    I assess the claim that metarepresentation is a key notion in understanding the nature and development of our capacity to engage in pretence. I argue that the metarepresentational programme is unhelpful in explaining how pretence operates and, in particular, how agents distinguish pretence from belief. I sketch an alternative approach to the relations between pretending and believing. This depends on a distinction between pretending and pretence, and upon the claim that pretence stands to pretending as truth stands to belief.
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    Interpretation and Objectivity.Gregory Currie - 1993 - Mind 102 (407):413-428.
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    Imagination, Hallucination and Delusion.Gregory Currie - 2000 - Mind and Language 15 (1):168-183.
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    Realism of Character and the Value of Fiction.Gregory Currie - 1998 - In Jerrold Levinson (ed.), Aesthetics and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection. Cambridge University Press. pp. 161--81.
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  37. Unreliability Refigured: Narrative in Literature and Film.Gregory Currie - 1995 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 53 (1):19-29.
    Aims to improve an understanding of the theoretical issues in response to the influence of fiction. Four things in narrative unreliability; Relation between narration in literary fictions and film; Comprehension of narrative essentially a matter of intentional inference; Fictions misdescribed; Asymmetry between literature and film; Ambiguity and unreliability; Implied author and narrator.
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    Delusion, Rationality, Empathy: Commentary on Martin Davies Et Al.Gregory Currie & Jon Jureidini - 2001 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 8 (2):159-162.
  39. Supervenience, Essentialism and Aesthetic Properties.Gregory Currie - 1990 - Philosophical Studies 58 (3):243 - 257.
  40. Mental Simulation and Motor Imagery.Gregory Currie & Ian Ravenscroft - 1997 - Philosophy of Science 64 (1):161-80.
    Motor imagery typically involves an experience as of moving a body part. Recent studies reveal close parallels between the constraints on motor imagery and those on actual motor performance. How are these parallels to be explained? We advance a simulative theory of motor imagery, modeled on the idea that we predict and explain the decisions of others by simulating their decision-making processes. By proposing that motor imagery is essentially off-line motor action, we explain the tendency of motor imagery to mimic (...)
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  41. Literature and Truthfulness.Gregory Currie - 2012 - In James Maclaurin (ed.), Rationis Defensor. pp. 23-31.
    How should we characterise the view that we can learn about the mind from literature? Should we say that such learning consists in acquiring knowledge of truths? That option is more attractive than it is sometimes made to seem by those who oppose propositional knowledge to practical knowledge or “knowing how”. But some writers on this topic—Lamarque and Olsen—argue that, while literature may express interesting propositions, it is not their truth that matters, but their “content”. Matters to what? To literary (...)
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    Simulation-Theory, Theory-Theory, and the Evidence From Autism.Gregory Currie - 1996 - In Peter Carruthers & Peter K. Smith (eds.), Theories of Theories of Mind. Cambridge University Press. pp. 242.
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  43. Work and Text.Gregory Currie - 1991 - Mind 100 (3):325-340.
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    Narrative Representation of Causes.Gregory Currie - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (3):309–316.
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    Narrative and Coherence.Gregory Currie & Jon Jureidini - 2004 - Mind and Language 19 (4):409–427.
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    The Analysis of Thoughts.Gregory Currie - 1985 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 63 (3):283 – 298.
  47. Fictional Truth.Gregory Currie - 1986 - Philosophical Studies 50 (2):195 - 212.
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  48. Genre.Gregory Currie - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
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  49. Imagination and Make-Believe.Gregory Currie - 2001 - In Berys Nigel Gaut & Dominic Lopes (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics. Routledge.
     
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    Music, Art, and Metaphysics.Gregory Currie - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (2):471-475.
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