A Puzzle About First-Person Imagination

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Abstract

It is easy to imagine being someone else from the first-person point of view. Such imaginings give rise to a puzzle. In this paper I explain what the puzzle is and then consider several existing attempts of solving the puzzle. I argue that these attempts are unsuccessful. I propose a Lewisian account of first-person imagination and make the case that this account solves the puzzle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2435-2455
Number of pages21
JournalPhilosophical Studies: an international journal for philosophy in the analytic tradition
Volume180
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

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