The following papers have been accepted for presentation at AAP 2013. If you've just submitted an abstract, it may take a few days to appear.
|Name: Ms Alma Barner|
|Title: How to imagine a million bodies – A defense of the Simple View|
|Abstract: Sometimes when I am bored I imagine that I have several bodies which I control from somewhere else. These are strictly speaking my bodies, three ‘avatars’ of mine that I visually imagine from the outside. Other times I imagine that all my mental states are spread out in space. I might imagine that the realizers of my mental states are distributed over different continents. Conditionally on accepting a centered possible worlds framework to model such contents, these imaginings specifically pose questions about the correct proposal on the properties, kinds and quantities of centers. According to the Plenitude View for example I need multiple kinds of centers to model such imaginings. According to the Simple View I need only one kind. This talk will be an elaboration and defense of the more elegant Simple View. An unwanted cost of the Simple View is its inability to deal with perspectival imaginings where there is no imagined subject of experience – cases such as visually imagining an unobserved child, for example. In this talk I will then extend the Simple View so that it also deals with such cases in an elegant way.|
|Keywords: imagination, centered possible worlds, centers, perspectival contents, de se|