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Thinking through the imagination : aesthetics in human cognition

Author: John J Kaag
Series: American philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats

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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John J Kaag
OCLC Number: 930853460
Notes: XCS1X201506.
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments 1. The Cultivation of the Imagination 2. Enlightening Thought: Kant and the Imagination 3. C. S. Peirce and the Growth of the Imagination 4. Abduction: Inference and Instinct 5. Imagining Nature 6. Ontology and Imagination: Peirce on Necessity and Agency 7. The Evolution of the Imagination 8. Emergence, Complexity, and Creativity 9. Be Imaginative! Suggestion and Imperative Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: American philosophy.
Other Titles: E-Libro 201506 (Servicio en línea)
Responsibility: John Kaag.


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Most impressive is the author's detailed and insightful presentation of Peirce's thoughts on the nature of imagination and the connection between imagination and inquiry. This alone is worth the Read more...

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