Imagination (forthcoming)

London: Routledge, forthcoming, about 250 pages.


The imagination poses fascinating philosophical questions across a range of subjects including philosophy of mind, aesthetics and epistemology. However, until now it has been a relatively neglected topic. How do acts of imagining differ from other mental episodes, such as perceptions or judgements? What kind of awareness is involved in imagining? Can imagining ground knowledge and if so, how reliable is it? Is there some unity to the various forms of imagining? In this book, I consider these questions, introducing and assessing all the main issues and arguments concerning imagination, including episodic imagining, imagining objects, propositional imagining, imagination and epistemology, imagination and aesthetics, and the unity of imagining.