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Imagination and its pathologies

Madness has been viewed as a faulty mix of ideas by a deranged and violent imagination. This study shows that the relation of the imagination to pathological phenomena is as diverse and complex as the human condition. The imagination has the power not only to react to the world but to recreate it
Print Book, English, ©2003
MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., ©2003
viii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780262162142, 0262162148
Imagination: looking in the right place (and in the right way) / Paul B. Lieberman
Imagination and its pathologies: domain of the unreal or a fundamental dimension of human reality? / Edwin L. Hersch
Narrative and the ethics of remembrance / Richard Kearney
Imagination, fantasy, hallucination, and memory / Edward S. Casey
The texture of the real: Merleau-Ponty on imagination and psychopathology / James Morley
The creative role of fantasy in adaptation / Ethel Spector Person
The Madonna imago: a new interpretation of its pathology / M.C. Dillon
The impossibility of female mourning / Jennifer Hansen
Depression, depth, and the imagination / Jennifer Church
The unconscious as a hermeneutic myth: a defense of the imagination / J. Melvin Woody
A phenomenological psychological approach to research on hallucination / Amadeo Giorgi
Narrative in play: the structure of the imagination in psychotherapy with young children / Robert S. Kruger
On the dialectics of imagination: Nijinsky's sublime defeat / Pascal Sauvayre and Barbara Forbes
Was St. Anthony crazy?: visionary experiences and the desert fathers / Greg Mahr