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Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory

Fiona Macpherson and Fabian Dorsch


The nature of perception has always been one of the major topics in the philosophy of mind, while the opposite has been true of perceptual imaginings and perceptual memories. In particular, not much attention is paid to the similarities and differences between memory and imagination in their sensory forms, as well as to the fact that both are, from a phenomenal point of view, much closer to each other than to perception. One central aim of Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory is, therefore, to remedy this situation and to get clearer about the nature of perceptual imaginings and percep ... More

Keywords: perception, imagination, memory, experience, knowledge

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717881
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198717881.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Macpherson, editor
Professor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Fabian Dorsch, editor

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Part I The Nature of Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory

4 Imagining the Past

Robert Hopkins

6 Imaginative Content

Paul Noordhof

Part II The Epistemic Role of Imagination and Memory

8 Superimposed Mental Imagery

Robert Eamon Briscoe

10 Justification by Imagination

Magdalena Balcerak Jackson

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