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dc.contributor.authorCanavotto, Ilaria
dc.contributor.authorBerto, Franz
dc.contributor.authorGiordani, Alessandro
dc.identifier.citationCanavotto , I , Berto , F & Giordani , A 2020 , ' Voluntary imagination : a fine-grained analysis ' , The Review of Symbolic Logic , vol. First View .
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-3246-657X/work/81406061
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dc.descriptionFunding: European Research Council (ERC CoG), Grant Number 681404, ‘The Logic of Conceivability’.en
dc.description.abstractWe study imagination as reality-oriented mental simulation (ROMS): the activity of simulating nonactual scenarios in one’s mind, to investigate what would happen if they were realized. Three connected questions concerning ROMS are: What is the logic, if there is one, of such an activity? How can we gain new knowledge via it? What is voluntary in it and what is not? We address them by building a list of core features of imagination as ROMS, drawing on research in cognitive psychology and the philosophy of mind. We then provide a logic of imagination as ROMS which models such features, combining techniques from epistemic logic, action logic, and subject matter semantics. Our logic comprises a modal propositional language with non-monotonic imagination operators, a formal semantics, and an axiomatization.
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dc.subjectLogic of imaginationen
dc.subjectEpistemology of imaginationen
dc.subjectReality-oriented mental simulationen
dc.subjectTopic-sensitive operatorsen
dc.subjectBC Logicen
dc.titleVoluntary imagination : a fine-grained analysisen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorEuropean Research Councilen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Philosophyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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