Knowledge Through Imagination

2016.12.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Amy Kind and Peter Kung (eds.), Knowledge Through Imagination, Oxford University Press, 2016, 250pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.12.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Amy Kind and Peter Kung (eds.), Knowledge Through Imagination, Oxford University Press, 2016, 250pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198716808. Reviewed by Margot Strohminger, University of Salzburg We often resort to the imagination to answer questions about the world around us. Can all of my furniture fit into my new apartment? How would Trump have reacted if he hadn't won the presidential election? How will British immigration patterns change if Brexit happens? It seems that the judgments we reach as a result sometimes constitute knowledge and even perhaps that the imagination is what is responsible for our knowledge. Given the ubiquity of cases like these, it is somewhat surprising how little systematic investigation there has been into an 'epistemic' picture of the imagination in contemporary epistemology. (According to the epistemic picture, the imagination can provide us with knowledge.) This collection of. . .

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