Title

Gendler on the puzzle(s) of imaginative resistance

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Acta Analytica

Publication Date

3-1-2016

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

9

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Keywords

Imaginative resistance, Truth in fiction, Artistic categories, Art and ethics

Abstract

Gendler reformulated the so-called imaginability (or imaginative) puzzle in terms of authorial breakdown. The main idea behind this move was to isolate the essential features displayed by the alleged problematic cases and to specify a puzzle general enough to be applied to a variety of different types of imaginative resistance. I offer various criticisms of Gendler’s approach to imaginative resistance that also raises some more general points on the recent literature on the topic.

DOI

10.1007/s12136-015-0258-8

Print ISSN

03535150

E-ISSN

18746349

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Recommended Citation

Sauchelli, A. (2016). Gendler on the puzzle(s) of imaginative resistance. Acta Analytica, 31(1), 1-9. doi: 10.1007/s12136-015-0258-8