publication . Article . 2021

Making imagination even more embodied : imagination, constraint and epistemic relevance

Zuzanna Rucińska; Shaun Gallagher;
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  • Published: 17 Apr 2021 Journal: Synthese : an international journal for epistemology, methodology and philosophy of science (issn: 0039-7857, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>This paper considers the epistemic role that embodiment plays in imagining. We focus on two aspects of embodied cognition understood in its strong sense: explicit motoric processes related to performance, and neuronal processes rooted in bodily and action processes, and describe their role in imagining. The paper argues that these two aspects of strongly embodied cognition can play distinctive and positive roles in constraining imagining, thereby complementing Amy Kind's argument for the epistemic relevance of imagination "under constraints" and Magdalena Balcerak Jackson's argument for justification by imagination.</jats...
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