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Anthony Everett

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199674794

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674794.001.0001

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Fiction and the Imagination

Fiction and the Imagination

(p.6) 2 Fiction and the Imagination
The Nonexistent

Anthony Everett

Oxford University Press

This chapter develops a version of the cognitive account of the imagination, based on that offered by Nichols and Stich. On this account, in certain cases, we may be unable to distinguish certain imaginings from beliefs. Imaginative episodes are governed by principles of generation which determine what counts as true in those episodes. Three types of principles are distinguished. Our imaginative engagement with fiction is governed by such principles. Truth in fiction is ultimately to be understood in terms that these principles mandate we imagine.

Keywords:   imagination, Imagination Box, principles of generation, fiction, truth in fiction

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