"The Epistemic Role of Inner Speech as a form of Mental Imagery"

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 16:00 to 18:00
Seminario di Francesco Marchi

Mercoledì 12 aprile 2023, ore 16.15 - 18.00, durante la lezione del corso Advanced Topics in Philosophy of mind, tenuto dal Prof. Giacomo Romano, Francesco Marchi, University of Antwerp, terrà un seminario sull'inner speech:


"The Epistemic Role of Inner Speech as a form of Mental Imagery"


La lezione si terrà in aula 468, IV° piano Palazzo San Niccolò, Via Roma 56, Siena


Abstract: As of yet, there is no widespread agreement in the scientific community on the nature of Inner Speech. Instead of trying to tackle this difficult fundamental question, the present article starts from the less problematic assumption that episodes of Inner Speech are partly constituted by (auditory) mental imagery. The aim will be to shed light on the epistemic contribution that Inner Speech can offer to an agent’s overall rational standing. This will be done by investigating the epistemic role of mental imagery as a peculiar mental phenomenon that shares core characteristics with both perception and belief.


Dr. Francesco Marchi
Feodor-Lynen Research Fellow AVH
University of Antwerp
Department of Philosophy
Centre for Philosophical Psychology