London Aesthetics Forum

London Aesthetics Forum
23 October 2019, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Supposition, Imagination and Offline Belief

Margot Strohminger (Oxford)



There aremany ways of securing knowledge of conditionals and related modal claims. Still, one of the more distinctive methods involves performing a kind of thought experiment. The dominant approach characterizes this method using the terms ‘supposition’ and ‘imagination’. In this talk I will defend an alternative approach, which makes use of a propositional attitude that I call ‘offline belief’. I close by starting to explore the relevance of the offline belief-approach to debates in aesthetics.


The London Aesthetics Forum (LAF) is a Forum of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. With lectures on topics in aesthetics and philosophy of art, LAF aims to stimulate philosophical reflection on art. Our events are free and open to all.

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