Supposition, Imagination and Offline Belief

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 16:00-18:00

Senate House, Room 246


There are many ways of securing knowledge of conditionals and related modal claims. Still, one of the more distinctive methods involves performing a kind of thought experiment. The dominant approach characterizes this method using the terms ‘supposition’ and ‘imagination’. In this talk I will defend an alternative approach, which makes use of a propositional attitude that I call ‘offline belief’. I close by starting to explore the relevance of the offline belief-approach to debates in aesthetics.