Title

Making imagination even more embodied: imagination, constraint and epistemic relevance

Publication Name

Synthese

Abstract

This paper considers the epistemic role that embodiment plays in imagining. We focus on two aspects of embodied cognition understood in its strong sense: explicit motoric processes related to performance, and neuronal processes rooted in bodily and action processes, and describe their role in imagining. The paper argues that these two aspects of strongly embodied cognition can play distinctive and positive roles in constraining imagining, thereby complementing Amy Kind's argument for the epistemic relevance of imagination "under constraints" and Magdalena Balcerak Jackson's argument for justification by imagination.

Open Access Status

This publication may be available as open access

Funding Number

12J0419N

Funding Sponsor

Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11229-021-03156-x