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Imaginative resistance without conflict

Mahtani, Anna ORCID: 0000-0003-1581-4325 (2012) Imaginative resistance without conflict. Philosophical Studies, 158 (3). pp. 415-429. ISSN 0031-8116

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s11098-010-9678-x


I examine a range of popular solutions to the puzzle of imaginative resistance. According to each solution in this range, imaginative resistance occurs only when we are asked to imagine something that conflicts with what we believe. I show that imaginative resistance can occur without this sort of conflict, and so that every solution in the range under consideration fails. I end by suggesting a new explanation for imaginative resistance—the Import Solution—which succeeds where the other solutions considered fail.

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Additional Information: © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 10:51
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 18:33

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