Chapter

Introduction

Gregory Currie

in Recreative Minds

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780198238089
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the account of imagination presented in this book, which starts with what is considered the obvious function of the imagination: enabling us to project ourselves into another situation and to see, or think about, the world from another perspective. The perspective taken might be that of another actual person or a hypothetical perspective. It argues that this is the best way to understand the role of imagination on play, pretence, and fiction. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: imagination; perception; perspective; play; pretence; fiction

Chapter.  1258 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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