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Autism and the Imaginative Mind

ILONA MIELKE

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Autism is diagnosed through a symptom of clusters known as the diagnostic triad. One of these is the rigid adherence to routines, repetitive activities, and narrowly focused interests which represent ... More


Seven Steps in the Evolution of the Human Imagination

STEVEN MITHEN

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The modern human is a product of six million years of evolution wherein it is assumed that the ancestor of man resembles that of a chimpanzee. This assumption is based on the similarities of the ... More


Memes, Minds, and Imagination

SUSAN BLACKMORE

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter determines the existence of human imagination and creativity through the concept of human culture and meme. It aims to rebut the two assumptions governing creative imagination in humans. ... More


The Creative Imagination: Unique Expression of Our Soul-Body Unity

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

in The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229284
eISBN:
9780823236671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229284.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter engages in a philosophical exploration of the creative imagination in human beings, seeking to discern its basic structure and its significance for the understanding of what it means to ... More


The Creative Imagination as Treated in Western Thought

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

in The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229284
eISBN:
9780823236671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229284.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the relationship creative imagination has to the guidance and rule of reason, and what that relationship tells about the nature and dignity of the human person as an embodied ... More


Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation

Suzi Adams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234585
eISBN:
9780823240739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is the first systematic reconstruction of Castoriadis's philosophical trajectory, and pays particular attention to his dialogue with phenomenology. It critically interprets the shifts in ... More


Imagination

Anthony Kenny

in The Metaphysics of Mind

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192830708
eISBN:
9780191670527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192830708.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter makes a distinction between fancy and imagination. It also discusses creative, linguistic, and intellectual imagination. It argues that the creative imagination is not something which ... More


Projections and Recreations

Gregory Currie

in Recreative Minds

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238089
eISBN:
9780191679568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on the similarities and differences between beliefs and so-called belief-like imaginings. It argues that there is a need for a category of desire-like imagining, and ... More


Creative Imagination

Vlad Petre Glăveanu, Maciej Karwowski, Dorota M. Jankowska, and Constance de Saint-Laurent

in Handbook of Imagination and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190468712
eISBN:
9780190698843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190468712.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the relationship between imagination and creativity as reflected in the study of creative imagination. It is argued that, in order to appreciate today’s close association ... More


General Introduction: Castoriadis in Context

Suzi Adams

in Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234585
eISBN:
9780823240739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The introduction presents a brief overview of Castoriadis's philosophy and the social theory of creation. It situates Castoriadis's thought within a cultural hermeneutic of modernity, with especial ... More


Kafka’s Meditation and 
Visualization

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

A close reading of Kafka’s post-1911 prose reveals that he continued to be infected by the widespread fascination with invisible forces. However, this fascination was not merely theoretical, but ... More


Excessive Straining After Effect

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter presents two verses to show that poets err through excess due to lack of proportion, restraint, and precision in using their poetic tools. Shinkei does not fault these verses for ... More


Clairvoyance versus Creativity

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the complex transformations which Andrei Belyi's theory of symbolism underwent. What changed from time to time was his view of the way in which the artist acquires knowledge ... More


Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

Gerri Kimber, Todd Martin, and Christine Froula (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439657
eISBN:
9781474453813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439657.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Katherine Mansfield’s ardent overture to Virginia Woolf launched a historic friendship of mutual admiration and fascination shot through with wary misunderstandings, rivalry, and envy. These ... More


Just Imagine: Three Hundred Years of the Creative Imagination

Arthur Krystal

in Agitations: Essays on Life and Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092165
eISBN:
9780300145601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092165.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at the history of creative imagination. It explains that imagination was once of profound relevance to artists, writers, and philosophers but it has lost its place in the ... More


Lady Windermere's Fan

Sos Eltis

in Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

According to Oscar Wilde's theories of art, the genius of the artist lies not in invention but in adaptation. The critic is therefore the supreme artist, superior to the original creator; the critic ... More


The Sound and the Fury and Its Aftermath, 1925–1933: Faulkner and Estelle

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the combined influence of Estelle Oldham, Caroline Barr, and Maud Faulkner on William Faulkner's writing career. It suggests that The Sound and the Fury is evidence of ... More


At the Cusp of Invisibility: Visions, Dreams, and Images

David Morgan

in Embodied Eye: Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520272224
eISBN:
9780520952140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272224.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter argues that external and internal images are interrelated since external images are the medium for grasping and maintaining the internal, which are ephemeral, unstable, and evolving ... More


Writing on the Fault Line: Haitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010

Martin Munro

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381465
eISBN:
9781781382233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381465.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

What are the effects of a catastrophic earthquake on a society, its culture and politics? Which of these effects are temporary, and which endure? Are the various effects immediately discernible, or ... More


The Scientific Image-ination

in Image and Reality: Kekule, Kopp, and the Scientific Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226723327
eISBN:
9780226723358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723358.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The philosopher of mind Colin McGinn has argued for the importance of what is known as the image-ination, or the ability to form and manipulate mental images having no direct correlation with visual ... More


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