Researcher ORCID Identifier
Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Professor Amy Kind
2023 Zhang Yaqin
I endeavor to present a comprehensive understanding of imagination by adopting the embodiment theory of the mind. In the first chapter, I discussed the strengths and weaknesses of traditional and contemporary computationalism, the Kantian framework, as well as the embodiment theory. I then focused on imagination, highlighting the shortcomings of computationalism and the Kantian framework in explaining various types of imagination. I explored the interconnectedness of imagination with other cognitive states, particularly perception and supposition. Finally, I contended that the imaginative resistance puzzle cannot be resolved if imagination is treated as a separate cognitive activity detached from embodied experience and embedded environment.
zhang, yaqin, "The Theory of Embodied Imagination" (2023). CMC Senior Theses. 3232.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.