The Resource Thinking through the imagination: : the centrality of aesthetic creativity in human cognition, (ebook)

Thinking through the imagination: : the centrality of aesthetic creativity in human cognition, (ebook)

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Thinking through the imagination: : the centrality of aesthetic creativity in human cognition
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Thinking through the imagination:
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the centrality of aesthetic creativity in human cognition
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eng
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Use your imagination! The demand is as important as it is confusing. What is the imagination? What is its value? Where does it come from? And where is it going in a time when even the obscene seems overdone and pass<U+00d4>e? This book takes up these questions and argues for the centrality of imagination in human cognition. It traces the development of the imagination in Kant's critical philosophy (particularly the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment) and claims that the insights of Kantian aesthetic theory, especially concerning the nature of creativity, common sense, and genius, influenced the development of nineteenth-century American philosophy. The book identifies the central role of the imagination in the philosophy of Peirce, a role often overlooked in analytic treatments of his thought. The final chapters pursue the observation made by Kant and Peirce that imaginative genius is a type of natural gift (ingenium) and must in some way be continuous with the creative force of nature. It makes this final turn by way of contemporary studies of metaphor, embodied cognition, and cognitive neuroscience
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Midwest
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1979-
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Kaag, John J.
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non fiction
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  • Imagination (Philosophy)
  • Cognition
  • Aesthetics
  • Kant, Immanuel
  • Schiller, Friedrich
  • Peirce, Charles S.
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Thinking through the imagination: : the centrality of aesthetic creativity in human cognition, (ebook)
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9780823254941
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11820963
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11820963
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Thinking through the imagination: : the centrality of aesthetic creativity in human cognition, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823254941
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11820963
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11820963
System control number
MWT11820963
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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