This paper examines the role of the imagination in the way that human chess players (as contrasted with computers) exercise their understanding of both tactics and strategy. Phenomenological investigation of the way chess players think reveals important parallels between our grasp of the possibilities latent in a chess position, and our perceptual understanding of the essentially spatial nature of physical objects, a connection that has important implications for philosophical theories of perception.
|Title of host publication||Philosophy and Sport|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2013|
|Name||Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements|
- Imagination, Chess, Perception, Causal theory, phenomenology, primary qualities