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Commentary on "Supposition and the Imagination Realm" by Margherita Arcangeli

Type of publication Not peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Other publication (non peer-review)
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Other publication (non peer-review)

Book Commentary on "Supposition and the Imagination Realm" by Margherita Arcangeli
Publisher Amy Kind (dir.), USA
Title of proceedings The Junkyard, a scholarly blog devoted to the study of imagination

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Abstract

In her excellent monograph, Margherita Arcangeli argues in favour of a positive account of supposition that aims at situating this phenomenon within the imaginative domain. Embracing a simulationist approach of imagination, she debunks faulty desiderata on imagination used against the imaginative account of supposition (Part. I) and argues that supposition is a re-creative state of acceptance (Part. II). She also makes a valuable contribution to the literature by showing against a widespread view that supposition is more demanding than merely entertaining a content (§ 5.2). Supposition and the Imaginative Realm is, in my opinion, an important book and the best existing defense of the imaginative account of supposition.
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