<philosophy of mind> traditionally, the mental capacity for experiencing, constructing, or manipulating "mental imagery" (quasi-perceptual experience). Imagination is also regarded as responsible for fantasy, inventiveness, idiosyncrasy, and creative, original, and insightful thought in general, and, sometimes, for a much wider range of mental activities dealing with the non-actual, such as supposing, pretending, "seeing as", thinking of possibilities, and even being mistaken.
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