Shaun Nichols

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of propositional imagination in philosophy. It identifies three prominent discussions of the propositional imagination in contemporary work: imagination and modality, imaginative resistance, and imagination and emotion. The precursors to a cognitive account of the propositional imagination, central facts about propositional imagination, and cognitive accounts of propositional imagination are then analysed. An overview of the chapters included in this volume is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Architecture of the Imagination
Subtitle of host publicationNew Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191706103
ISBN (Print)9780199275731
StatePublished - Sep 7 2006


  • Emotion
  • Imaginative resistance
  • Modality
  • Philosophy
  • Propositional imagination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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