EPS Events

Upcoming EPS Events

Imagination as a source of knowledge

February 2 - 3, 2018
University of Cologne
Cologne, Germany

February 2-3, 2018
Cologne Center for Contemporary Epistemology and the Kantian Tradition,
University of Cologne, Germany

There has been an increasing interest in the epistemic powers of imagination in the contemporary literature. Many epistemologists now believe that imagination is not just a gateway to art and fantasy, but also (under certain conditions) a source of knowledge. And so, they have been addressing questions such as: Is imagination a good guide to possibility? Or: Are we warranted in judging that certain things are possible on the basis of imagining that they obtain? And, if imagination is indeed a good guide to possibility, what kind of possibility is it a good guide to?

Similarly, it has been argued by some that we can also come to know the truth of counterfactual claims on the basis of imagination. But what conditions must be satisfied in order for imagination to make us warranted in believing that if such-and-such were case then so-and-so would be the case??This workshop will explore these and related questions. Sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Speakers will include Magdalena Balcerak Jackson (University of Miami), John Hawthorne (University of Southern California), and others.

For more information, see here.

Type of event: Conferences of Interest

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