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Thinking through the imagination : aesthetics in human cognition

Author: John J Kaag
Publisher: New York, New York : Fordham University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: American philosophy.
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John Kaag explores these questions: What is the imagination? And where does the imagination come from? In order to answer them, Kaag explains the way that the concept of the imagination has been articulated in the history of Western philosophy, concentrating on its development in 18th century German idealism (primarily in the writings of Kant and Schiller) and in 19th century American pragmatism (embodied in the  Read more...
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Kaag, John J., 1979-
Thinking through the imagination : aesthetics in human cognition.
New York, New York : Fordham University Press, ©2014
x, 251 pages
Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John J Kaag
ISBN: 9780823261512 0823261514 9780823254958 082325495X
OCLC Number: 874157125
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages).
Contents: The cultivation of the imagination --
Enlightening thought: Kant and the imagination --
C.S. Peirce and the growth of the imagination --
Abduction: inference and instinct --
Imagining nature --
Ontology and imagination: Peirce on necessity and agency --
The evolution of the imagination --
Emergence, complexity, and creativity --
Be imaginative! suggestion and imperative.
Series Title: American philosophy.
Responsibility: John Kaag.

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Traces the concept of the imagination through German idealism of the 18th century, the American philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce, and the findings of contemporary cognitive neuroscience in order  Read more...

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