Imagination: A Sine Qua Non of Science

Croatian Journal of Philosophy (49):9-32 (2017)
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What role does the imagination play in scientific progress? After examining several studies in cognitive science, I argue that one thing the imagination does is help to increase scientific understanding, which is itself indispensable for scientific progress. Then, I sketch a transcendental justification of the role of imagination in this process.

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Michael T. Stuart
University of York


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