Stacie Friend

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Thought experiments about the self seem to lead to deeply conflicting intuitions about the self. Cases imagined from the 3 person perspective seem to provoke different responses than cases imagined from the 1 person perspective. This paper argues that recent cognitive theories of the imagination, coupled with standard views about indexical concepts, help(More)
Recent philosophical attention to fiction has focused largely on the phenomenon of imaginative resistance: the fact that readers are sometimes unable or unwilling to play along with an author's instructions to imagine certain, especially moral, contents or responses. The fact that readers resist in these cases appears puzzling, given that they are typically(More)
Elisabeth Camp UNDER REVIEW: DO NOT CITE OR CIRCULATE WITHOUT PERMISSION Perspectives in Imaginative Engagement with Fiction I take up three puzzles about emotional and evaluative responses to fiction: how it is possible to have genuine emotions toward fiction (the puzzle of fictional emotions), how readers’ responses to fiction can differ from those they(More)
According to recent accounts of the imagination, mental mechanisms that can take input from both imagining and from believing will process imagination-based inputs (pretense representations) and isomorphic beliefs in much the same way. That is, such a mechanism should produce similar outputs whether its input is the belief that p or the pretense(More)
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