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Imagination Workshop at the University of Milan

What Is the Imagination?

Imagination is as fascinating as it is tricky to characterise. When we imagine, we form particular kinds of mental representations that are variously related to – although also different from – a number of other representations, such as beliefs, percepts, and memories, as well as desires, hopes, and expectations. How are imaginings connected to – and yet distinct from – all these other representations? Is there any unity in our heterogenous uses of the word ‘imagination’, or do they range over a variety of different states, capacities, and activities? What, in other words, does imagination amount to?


15.00-16.30 Greg Currie (York)

Discussant: Andrea Raimondi (Turin)

16.30-16.40 Break

16.40-18.10 Nick Wiltsher (Antwerp)

Discussant: Marta Benenti (Turin)


Aula Enzo Paci, Direzione del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Milano, via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122, Milano.


Anna Ichino, Elisa Paganini, Paolo Spinicci.

Attendance is free and open to all. No registration is required.

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Later Event: October 24
Imagination in Science