Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 16:30-18:30
Senate House, Room 243
*Please note the different start and end times for this session*
I build on the existing taxonomies of imagination by introducing a distinction between two modes of imagining, selective and panoramic, and applying them to propositional imagining. Then I use this distinction to analyze why in some cases when we process fictional stories the mental states of imagining that p and believing that in the story p come apart and in other cases they do not. I also have a hidden agenda: this analysis provides some evidence – not conclusive evidence but good enough evidence – for assuming that imagining and believing are on a continuum.
Following NHS guidance, all attendees are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated (including boosters) against Covid-19, unless medically exempt. Face coverings are still encouraged, especially in classrooms. Our group is diverse; please continue to be considerate of those who wear face coverings and those who don’t. Thank you.