Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory

ISBN : 9780198717881

Fiona Macpherson; Fabian Dorsch
288 ページ
156 x 234 mm

This volume presents ten new essays on the nature of perceptual imagination and perceptual memory, framed by an introductory overview of these topics. How do perceptual imagination and memory resemble and differ from each other and from other kinds of sensory experience? And what role does each play in perception and in the acquisition of knowledge? These are the two central questions that the contributors seek to address.


1 Fiona Macpherson: Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory: An Overview
Part I: The Nature of Perceptual Imagination and Perceptual Memory
2 Richard A. H. King: Aristotle on Distinguishing Phantasia and Memory
3 Dominic Gregory: Sensory Memories and Recollective Images
4 Robert Hopkins: Imagining the Past: On the Nature of Episodic Memory
5 Dorothea Debus: Memory, Imagination, and Narrative
6 Paul Noordhof: Imaginative Content
Part II: The Epistemic Role of Imagination and Memory
7 Derek H. Brown: Infusing Perception with Imagination
8 Robert Eamon Briscoe: On the Uses of Make-Perceive
9 Gregory Currie: Visually Attending to Fictional Things
10 Magdalena Balcerak Jackson: Justification by Imagination
11 Amy Kind: How Imagination Gives Rise to Knowledge


Fiona Macpherson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, where she is also director of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Her work concerns the nature of consciousness, perception and perceptual experience, introspection, imagination and the metaphysics of mind. She has written on the nature of the senses, on cognitive penetration, and illusion and hallucination. She has published previous edited collections: Hallucination (MIT Press 2013, with Dimitris Platchais), The Senses (OUP 2011), The Admissible Contents of Experience (Wiley-Blackwell 2011, with Katherine Hawley), and Disjunctivism (OUP 2008, with Adrian Haddock).; Fabian Dorsch was Research Professor in Philosophy at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and the Director of the EXRE Centre of Research for Mind and Normativity, where he ran two research projects: The Normative Mind and The Aesthetic Mind. The main foci of his research were interrelated issues in aesthetics, the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and the philosophy of normativity, notably meta-ethics. He published a monograph on The Unity of Imagining in 2012 (De Gruyter). He was an associate editor of the journal Dialectica and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Estetika: the Central European Journal of Aesthetics.