Imaginative Transportation

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 96 (4):683-696 (2018)
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Abstract

Actors, undercover investigators, and readers of fiction sometimes report “losing themselves” in the characters they imitate or read about. They speak of “taking on” or “assuming” the beliefs, thoughts, and feelings of someone else. I offer an account of this strange but familiar phenomenon—what I call imaginative transportation.

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Samuel Kampa
Fordham University (PhD)

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