Philosophy Colloquium: Reza Hadisi, University of Arizona

The Fall 2020 Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Reza Hadisi (University of Arizona).

I argue that practical knowledge can be understood as constituted by a kind of imagining. In particular, it is the knowledge of what I am doing when that knowledge is represented via extramental imagination. Two results follow. First, on this account, we can do justice both to the cognitive character and the practical character of practical knowledge. And second, we can identify a condition under which imagination becomes factive, and thus a source of objective evidence. I develop this view by extracting an account of self-knowledge via extramental imagination from the writings of Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240). 

This colloquium talk will be hosted on Zoom by Jonathan Weinberg. Please contact Dr. Weinberg if you would like to attend the talk.


3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13, 2020

Event Contacts

Jonathan Weinberg