Imaginative Resistance, Narrative Engagement, Genre

Res Philosophica 93 (2):461-482 (2016)
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Imaginative resistance refers to a phenomenon in which people resist engaging in particular prompted imaginative activities. On one influential diagnosis of imaginative resistance, the systematic difficulties are due to these particular propositions’ discordance with real-world norms. This essay argues that this influential diagnosis is too simple. While imagination is indeed by default constrained by real-world norms during narrative engagement, it can be freed with the power of genre conventions and expectations.
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Doxastic Deliberation.Shah, Nishi & David Velleman, J.
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The Content-Dependence of Imaginative Resistance.Kim, Hanna; Kneer, Markus & Stuart, Michael T.

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