Do we acquire knowledge through fiction? To tackle this question, I consider and challenge a recent book by Gregory Currie, Imagining and Knowing, where a skeptical answer is given and defended. My aim is to give a more optimistic answer by the end of my work; going over Currie’s main ideas, I explain where I depart from him and how the differences are essential to the divergent views of fiction and knowledge acquired through it. The main divergencies concern the attitudes we adopt towards fiction, the objects of such attitudes, the verification strate-gies for knowledge acquisition and the notion of knowledge to be investigated.

Che cosa conosciamo attraverso la finzione? / E. Paganini. - In: RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEOSCOLASTICA. - ISSN 0035-6247. - 114:3(2022), pp. 753-758. [Epub ahead of print] [10.26350/001050_000352]

Che cosa conosciamo attraverso la finzione?

E. Paganini
2022

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Do we acquire knowledge through fiction? To tackle this question, I consider and challenge a recent book by Gregory Currie, Imagining and Knowing, where a skeptical answer is given and defended. My aim is to give a more optimistic answer by the end of my work; going over Currie’s main ideas, I explain where I depart from him and how the differences are essential to the divergent views of fiction and knowledge acquired through it. The main divergencies concern the attitudes we adopt towards fiction, the objects of such attitudes, the verification strate-gies for knowledge acquisition and the notion of knowledge to be investigated.
Fictional knowledge; imagination; believe/make-believe; empirical verification; mentalizing;
Settore M-FIL/05 - Filosofia e Teoria dei Linguaggi
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