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Recreative Minds

Gregory Currie and Ian Ravenscroft


This book develops a philosophical theory of imagination that draws upon recent theories and results in psychology. Ideas about how we read the minds of others have put the concept of imagination firmly back on the agenda for philosophy and psychology. The authors present a theory of what they call imaginative projection; they show how it fits into a philosophically-motivated picture of the mind and of mental states, and how it illuminates and is illuminated by recent developments in cognitive psychology. They argue that we need to recognize a category of desire-in-imagination, and that suppos ... More

Keywords: imagination, perception, imaginative perception, cognitive psychology, mind-reading, pretence, mental simulation, supposition, fantasy, emotion

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198238089
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Currie, author
Professor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
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Ian Ravenscroft, author
Lecturer in Philosophy, Flinders University, Adelaide
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