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Imagination

By Jim Davies
  • ISBN Code: : 1643132881
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Science
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We don’t think of imagination the way that we should. The word is often only associated with children, artists and daydreamers, but in reality, imagination is an integral part of almost every action and decision that we make. Simply put, imagination is a person’s ability to create scenarios in his or her head: this can include everything from planning a grocery list, to honing a golf swing, to having religious hallucinations. And while imagination has positive connotations, it can also lead to decreased productivity and cooperation, or worse, the continuous reliving of past trauma.The human brain is remarkable in its ability to imagine—it can imagine complex possible futures, fantasy worlds, or tasty meals. We can use our imaginations to make us relaxed or anxious. We can imagine what the world might be, and construct elaborate plans. People have been fascinated with the machination of the human brain and its ability to imagine for centuries. There are books on creativity, dreams, memory, and the mind in general, but how exactly do we create those scenes in our head? With chapters ranging from hallucination and imaginary friends to how imagination can make you happier and more productive, Jim Davies' Imagination will help us explore the full potential of our own mind.

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Imagination and the Engaged Learner

By Kieran Egan,Judson Gillian
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  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Book Code : 0807774596
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 493
  • Pdf File: imagination-and-the-engaged-learner.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Students’ imaginations are often considered as something that might be engaged after the hard work of learning has been done. Countering such beliefs, Egan and Judson show that the imagination—one of the great workhorses of learning—can be used to make all learning and all teaching more effective. Through techniques that any teacher can learn and easily apply in any classroom, they demonstrate how and why imagination can be used across the curriculum and grade levels to make teaching and learning more interesting, engaging, and pleasurable for all. Teachers who use these techniques will discover the emotions, images, stories, metaphors, sense of wonder, heroic narratives, and other cognitive tools that can bring life and energy to their classroom. This practical handbook will help teachers learn how to use these enlivening techniques in their daily practice to stimulate students’ intellectual activity and growth. Book Features: A comprehensive description of imagination’s role in thinking and learning. Field-tested teaching strategies for the K–12 classroom. Cross-curricular examples showing IE making a real difference for teachers and students. A “cognitive toolkit” to spur active learning and meaningful interaction. “What fun! Readers will get a host of practical ideas to make lessons come alive through the exercise of imagination, the use of metaphors, and the telling of stories. Read and enjoy.” —Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita, Stanford University

The Necessary Angel

By Wallace Stevens
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307790665
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 196
  • Pdf File: the-necessary-angel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this collection of essays, consummate poet Wallace Stevens reflects upon his art. His aim is not to produce a work of criticism or philosophy, or a mere discussion of poetic technique. As he explains in his introduction, his ambition in these various pieces, published in different times and places, aimed higher than that, in the direction of disclosing "poetry itself, the naked poem, the imagination manifesting itself in its domination of words." Stevens proves himself as eloquent and scintillating in prose as in poetry, as he both analyzes and demonstrates the essential act of repossessing reality through the imagination.

Imagination First

By Eric Liu,Scott Noppe-Brandon,Lincoln Center Institute
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0470600225
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 812
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Book Short Summary:

When imagination becomes habit, it can transform your work and your life The best corporations know that innovative thinking is the only competitive advantage that cannot be outsourced. The best schools are those that create cultures of imagination. Now in paperback, Imagination First introduces a wide-variety of individuals who make a habit of imaginative thinking and creative action, offering a set of universal practices that anyone can use to transform their life at work, home, and play. These 28.5 practices will enable anyone to become more imaginative and to teach others to do so as well?from corporate executive to educator to platoon sergeant. Bonus content includes Winning "practices" submitted by the public Guidelines for educators who want to cultivate creativity in their classrooms Expanded resource section The book is filled with illustrative stories of creative leaders, teachers, artists, and scientists that clearly illustrate the original practices and new material that shows how to bring imagination to life.

Education and Imagination

By Raya Jones,Austin Clarkson,Sue Congram,Nick Stratton
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134082142
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 715
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Book Short Summary:

How can Jungian psychology be applied to the educational setting? Education and Imagination explores the application of Jungian perspectives in educational settings, establishing the creative imagination as a critical and necessary feature of learning throughout the lifespan. The book identifies various facets of applying contemporary Jungian thought to the issue at hand, in chapters that range from scholarly critiques to practical project reports. This straightforward and accessible resource addresses issues at the interface of education and imagination and the possible contribution of insights from Jungian psychology, in a practical, theoretical and imaginative way. Topics include: a synthesis of Jung and Vygotsky learning difficulties storytelling, socialisation, and individuation. Contributed to by authors professionally involved in education and training on the one side, and actively engaged with Jungian studies on the other, Education and Imagination will make essential reading for those involved in educational and training contexts, as well as the wider public of teachers, trainers, and students.

Photography and Imagination

By Amos Morris-Reich,Margaret Olin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429853424
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 168
  • Pdf File: photography-and-imagination.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As the prototypical exemplar of modern visual technology, photography was once viewed as a way to enable vision to bypass imagination, producing more reliable representations of reality. But as an achievement of technological modernity, photography can also be seen as a way to realize a creation of the imagination more vividly than can painting or drawing. Photography and Imagination investigates, from diverse points of view focusing on both theory and practice, the relation between these two terms. The book explores their effect on photography’s capacity, through various forms and modalities of imaginative investments and displacements, to affect even reality itself.

The Imagination of Experiences

By Alan Taylor
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000374726
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 196
  • Pdf File: the-imagination-of-experiences.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Aimed at lay, student, and academic readers alike, this book concerns the imagination and, specifically, imagination in music. It opens with a discussion of the invalidity of the idea of the creative genius and the connected view that ideas originate just in the individual mind. An alternative view of the imaginative process is then presented, that ideas spring from a subconscious dialogue activated by engagement in the world around. Ideas are therefore never just of our own making. This view is supported by evidence from many studies and corresponds with descriptions by artists of their experience of imagining. The third subject is how imaginations can be shared when musicians work with other artists, and the way the constraints imposed by trying to share subconscious imagining result in clearly distinct forms of joint working. The final chapter covers the use of the musical imagination in making meanings from music. The evidence is that music does not communicate meanings directly, and so composers or performers cannot be looked to as authorities on its meaning. Instead, music is commonly heard as analogous to human experience, and listeners who perceive such analogies may then imagine their own meanings from the music.

The Early Evolutionary Imagination

By Emelie Jonsson
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030827380
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: the-early-evolutionary-imagination.pdf

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Darwinian evolution is an imaginative problem that has been passed down to us unsolved. It is our most powerful explanation of humanity’s place in nature, but it is also more cognitively demanding and less emotionally satisfying than any myth. From the publication of the Origin of Species in 1859, evolution has pushed our capacity for storytelling into overdrive, sparking fairy tales, adventure stories, political allegories, utopias, dystopias, social realist novels, and existential meditations. Though this influence on literature has been widely studied, it has not been explained psychologically. This book argues for the adaptive function of storytelling, integrates traditional humanist scholarship with current knowledge about the evolved and adapted human mind, and calls for literary scholars to reframe their interpretation of the first authors who responded to Darwin.

Cultivating a Child's Imagination Through Gardening

By Nancy E. Allen Jurenka,Rosanne J. Blass
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  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 156308452X
  • Total of Pages : 142
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 736
  • Pdf File: cultivating-a-child-s-imagination-through-gardening.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Cultivate learning in students with imaginative projects on the theme of gardens - and watch their interest grow! Each of these 45 lessons focuses on a specific book about plants, gardens, or growing and offers a variety of engaging activities that enhance creativity and build literacy skills. Whether it's building a bird house, listening to a garden poem, performing in a play, making a garden calendar, or planting a friendship garden, these activities will motivate and inform young learners. Recipes for treats also accompany the lessons. This is a unique and fun resource with many classroom possibilities. Grades K-6.

The Imagination of Pentecost

By Richard Leviton
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  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Book Code : 9780880103794
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 781
  • Pdf File: the-imagination-of-pentecost.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Carlo Pietzner speaks, out of his own ego-directed, inner experiences, about several motifs inherent to inner striving: the problem of self in relationship to the world, the disintegration of the three soul forces, the transition from sense perception to spiritual perception, the reality of evil, the condition of loneliness, and more.

Balanced Wonder

By Jan B. W. Pedersen
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 149858778X
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 531
  • Pdf File: balanced-wonder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Balanced Wonder, Jan B. W. Pedersen digs deep into the alluring topic of wonder, in dialogue with Neo-Aristotelian philosophers, arguing that the experience of wonder, when balanced, serves as a strong contributor to human flourishing.

Imagination in Chess

By Paata Gaprindashvili
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  • Publisher : Batsford
  • Book Code : 1849946094
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 376
  • Pdf File: imagination-in-chess.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There is much published on chess tactics, strategy, openings and endings, but little on how to come up with imaginative solutions through logical thinking and evaluation. This book is dedicated to that task and provides over 700 'fresh' positions, incorporating a variety of schemes of thought for the reader to solve. The examples emphasise the power of logical and resourceful thinking, quick wit and imagination. In each chapter the author presents little-explored concepts, such as progressive and reciprocal thinking, to help the reader achieve decisive results and to make fewer mistakes in calculation.

Creatures of Imagination

By Kirsten Brass
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525566849
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 410
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Book Short Summary:

It’s a grey and rainy afternoon when Margaret begins her first babysitting job. But she’s stumped when none of the children are interested in her imagination games. All they want to do is play on their screens. That is, until a storm hits, and the power goes out. Stuck in the dark with nothing to do, the children finally agree to play Margaret’s games. Then something unexpected happens. Everything they imagine comes to life. Margaret and the children are transported into a fantastical world of their own creation. Together, they journey through strange lands and meet bizarre creatures. But when the children’s imaginations take a dark turn, it’s up to Margaret to get them home.

Imagination and the University

By Jacob Bronowski,Henry Steele Commager,Gordon W. Allport,Paul H. Buck
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1442650931
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 979
  • Pdf File: imagination-and-the-university.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume, the Frank Gerstein Lectures for 1963, is the second series of Invitation Lectures to be delivered at York University. The theme “Imagination and the University” was appropriate for, as President Murray Ross states in this Foreword, it is in its early years that a university is sufficiently flexible to utilize imagination in its structure and in its curriculum. York University was in its third year when the Lectures were given. Four distinguished scholars present their views on the importance of an imaginative approach to the different academic disciplines, and to the conduct of life in contemporary society as a whole. Jacob Bronowski, speaking on Imagination in Art and Science, draws a clear and striking analogy between the role of imagination in mathematics and in poetry, drawing on his own experiences and contributions in both areas. He stresses that all creative works in art or science, must conform to the universal experience of mankind and to the private experiences of each man: the work of science, as of art, moves us profoundly, in mind and in emotion, when it matches our experience and at the same time points beyond it. Henry Steele Commager shows how important is the contribution to be made by an imaginative approach to politics, where, as in other fields of human experience, it must not be separated from reality, if it is to find expression in something more than words. He points to examples from the past and the present and asks for more imagination in public thinking, it fit our actions to the reality of change, citing the urgency of such twentieth-century phenomena as the status of Communist China, the predicted population explosion, and the threat of nuclear war. Professor Commager believes that the universities provide the key to this kind of approach, being a supreme example of the creative capacity of mankind, whose function it is to serve the commonwealth of learning. A different kind of insight is offered by Gordon W. Allport, whose subject is Imagination in Psychology. He believes that the present “impertinence” of psychology can best be cured by endowing it with more imagination. He demands a pluralistic approach to psychological investigation, which would not deny the insights yielded by traditional methods, with their characteristic minute analyses, but whose goal would be to fashion a conception of the human person that would exclude nothing that is valid, and at the same time preserve an ideal of rational consistency. This could lead, in turn, to a clear definition of the root motives of mankind, even to discovering new formulas for international peace by offsetting particularistic political demands. Finally, Paul H. Buck describes the Harvard House Plan as an example of Imagination and the Curriculum. This plan, modelled on the Oxford-Cambridge College system which is also followed in some Canadian universities, is an attempt to make all aspects of undergraduate life a process of education. And a truly liberal education for today and tomorrow, Professor Buck is confident, will combine a programme of general education, a programme of specialism, and a collegiate way of living.

Imagination, Creativity and Spirituality in Psychotherapy

By Leanne Domash
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 100019079X
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 125
  • Pdf File: imagination-creativity-and-spirituality-in-psychotherapy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The aim of this book is to awaken creative desire and expand the imagination of the psychotherapist and, in turn, her patient. Each chapter is meant to surprise the reader and help him see the world in a new way. Many varieties of imagination are explored -- the spiritual, the relational, the dreamworld, the aesthetic and the adaptive. The author offers space to reflect, to daydream, to remember; space to pursue goals, to make new connections; space to take risks and space to be wrong. The psychotherapist is encouraged to find her own voice, be poetic, dare to create, converse with other disciplines and, most especially, enter the world of dreams. This is all passed onto the patient as the dyad enters the intersubjective field. Both scholarly and practical, this volume elegantly and persuasively synthesizes for the first time research in many fields, including spirituality and Kabbalah, neuroscience, the arts, biology and artificial intelligence, to give an in depth and original understanding of the current pressing problems in the rapidly changing field of psychotherapy: how do we work with unconscious processes and early memories to help our patients become more imaginative, creative, hopeful and resilient, and in so doing, heal. The relationship between the body and creative imagination is fully explored as well as the disruptive effect of trauma on the imagination and how to address this. The emphasis on surprise, uncanny communication, interdisciplinary inquiry, use of dreamwork and the imagination of the body — how it spontaneously meets new challenges— all stimulate the creativity of the reader. Through numerous case studies, the author illustrates the practical implications of how this exploration allows for deeper understanding and more effective treatment. With the innovative synthesis and specific techniques the author provides, the clinician has tools to carry on the work of moving the field of psychotherapy forward as well as work ever more effectively with patients.

Positivism and Imagination

By Catherine LeGouis
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  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Book Code : 9780838753231
  • Total of Pages : 269
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 303
  • Pdf File: positivism-and-imagination.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this book, Catherine LeGouis examines the work of three nineteenth-century positivist critics, each of whom struggled to overcome the contradictions of attempting to separate esthetic, psychological, and sociological concerns from individual subjectivity. These positivists - staunch believers in the authority of scientific reason inspired by Auguste Comte, J.S. Mill, and Hippolyte Taine - attempted to turn literary criticism into an exact science that would observe and explain not only the social context of literature, but also its esthetics, without recourse to subjectivity based on individual reactions.

Imagination in Educational Theory and Practice

By Robert Fitzgerald,Thomas William Nielsen
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443822019
  • Total of Pages : 345
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 856
  • Pdf File: imagination-in-educational-theory-and-practice.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Inspired by papers developed for the 6th International Conference on Imagination and Education: Imaginative Practice, Imaginative Inquiry (Canberra, Australia, 2008), this book connects a cross-section of educators, researchers and administrators in a dialogue and exploration of imaginative and creative ways of teaching, learning and conducting educational inquiry. Imagination is a concept that spans traditional disciplinary and professional boundaries. The authors in this book acknowledge diverse theoretical and practical allegiances, but they concur that imagination will play an essential role in the building of new foundations for education in the 21st century. From our conception of human development through our ways of educating teachers to the teaching of mathematics, they argue for the centrality of imagination in the realization of human potential, and for its relevance to the most urgent problems confronting our world. Introduced by a wide-ranging literature review and extensively referenced, this volume makes an important contribution to a rapidly expanding field.

Golgonooza, City of Imagination

By Kathleen Raine
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  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Book Code : 9780940262423
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 965
  • Pdf File: golgonooza-city-of-imagination.pdf

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Kathleen Raine's seven studies are the culmination of more than forty years of research into the meaning of Blake's symbolic themes by a scholar-poet who is recognized internationally as one of the most profound interpreters of his works. They are written in a way that reaches into the very heart of Blake's symbolic thought and, for this reason, may be read as an introduction to the whole of his imaginative vision. This is an essential work for understanding this giant of Imagination and English literature.

Other Selves

By Janice Anne Fiamengo
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  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Book Code : 077660645X
  • Total of Pages : 363
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: other-selves.pdf

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The most recent installment of the Reappraisals series, which examines the range of meanings associated with animals in the Canadian literary imagination.

Poetry and the Religious Imagination

By Francesca Bugliani Knox,David Lonsdale
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317079353
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: poetry-and-the-religious-imagination.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What is the role of spiritual experience in poetry? What are the marks of a religious imagination? How close can the secular and the religious be brought together? How do poetic imagination and religious beliefs interact? Exploring such questions through the concept of the religious imagination, this book integrates interdisciplinary research in the area of poetry on the one hand, and theology, philosophy and Christian spirituality on the other. Established theologians, philosophers, literary critics and creative writers explain, by way of contemporary and historical examples, the primary role of the religious imagination in the writing as well as in the reading of poetry.

Thinking Through the Imagination

By John Kaag
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  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Book Code : 0823254941
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 849
  • Pdf File: thinking-through-the-imagination.pdf

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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 mseems overdone and passé? This book takes up these questions and argues for the centrality of imagination in humanmcognition. 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.

Rethinking Imagination

By Gillian Robinson,John F. Rundell
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136142762
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: rethinking-imagination.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Pulling together a collection of richly informative essays Rethinking Imagination addresses competing sets of ideas, oscillating between the modern and post-modern, creativity and sublimity, progress and apocalypse, democracy and redemption Enlightenment and Romanticism and reason and imagination. Aiming to thematise these debates from the perspective of the imagination, Rethinking Imagination takes two directions. The first addresses a socio-cultural interpretation in which the distinguishing figures of modernity can be viewed as continuing differentiation and autonomatization of spheres and systems that goes well beyond the divisions of labour. The second is an ongoing philosophical discourse about the imagination and its relation to reason which has been present since Enlightenment. Divided into two separate yet interconnected parts, this book is a highly significant collection of essays and a valuable contribution to the field of philosophical and socio-cultural sociology. It is a key book for undergraduate, postgraduate and academic researchers.

From Dream to Action

By Tatiana Valério,Ana Clara S. Bastos,Luca Tateo
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  • Publisher : IAP
  • Book Code : 1648022812
  • Total of Pages : 297
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 630
  • Pdf File: from-dream-to-action.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The ubiquitous presence of imaginative work points at its importance among the higher mental functions. This collective volume discusses both the social relevance of imagination, that cannot be reduced to an inter-individual feature, and the cultural-historical conditions of imagining. The authors develop different theoretical and empirical works in which imagining, planning, anticipating, remembering and acting are put in relation with crucial moments of human existence, as early as birth and even after death. The proposal of this volume emerged during a “kitchen seminar” session at the III International Seminar of Cultural Psychology in Salvador da Bahia (Brazil, 2017). The debate revolved around the imaginative capability of human beings and the possibilities to investigate this phenomenon in a new key. The awareness that an innovative theoretical and empirical contribution was needed to the understanding of imaginative phenomena in everyday life led to the proposal of the book From Dream to Action: Imagination and (Im)Possible Futures. The book aims to talk to different audiences: psychologists, sociologists, artists, teachers and healthcare professionals, addressing a variety of life experiences - such as imagining alternative futures when facing a terminal illness, an adoption, a transplant waiting list, or the choice to give up your musical instrument - mobilize multiple dimensions of human psyche, from the basic emotions to the more sophisticated higher mental functions. The constant effort is to understand the psychological and sociocultural dynamics of each event, and to contribute to the understanding of human imagining in the area of semiotic-cultural psychology, dialoguing with contributions from all the human and social sciences.

The House of Make-Believe

By Dorothy G. Singer,Jerome L. Singer
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674043685
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 738
  • Pdf File: the-house-of-make-believe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An attempt to cover all aspects of children's make-believe. The authors examine how imaginative play begins and develops and provide examples and evidence on the young child's invocation of imaginary friends, the adolescent's daring games and the adult's private imagery and inner thought.

An Unexpected Journal: Imagination

By C.M. Alvarez,Daniel Asperheim,Adam L. Brackin,Donald W. Catchings, Jr.,Annie Crawford,Josh Herring,Lucas W. Holt,Nicole Howe,Korine Martinez,Annie Nardone,Josiah Peterson,Dan Ray,Zak Schmoll
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  • Publisher : An Unexpected Journal
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 696
  • Pdf File: an-unexpected-journal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Power of Imagination Our imaginations are often treated as relics of our childhood. We are told to grow up and leave that sense of awe and wonder behind. What if these modernistic tendencies were entirely wrong? What if we were meant to live enchanted lives, seeing the world with the joy and amazement? This collection of essays, stories, and poems is meant to explore the power of the imagination and its unique connection to our human nature. Contributors "Imagination and Its Role in Faith" by C.M. Alvarez. An essay on how imagination open the mind to faith. "We Have Sinned and Grown Old: A Reflection on Imagination and Motherhood" by Nicole Howe. An essay on the innocence of youthful wonder. "Messiah" by Adam L. Brackin. A short story of a voyage to Paradise. "Awe" by Annie Nardone. A poem regarding a sense of wonder. "The Adventures of Asher Svenson, Story Two: A Feast of Fishes" by Lucas Holt. The second installment with the tale of Asher Svenson and his adventures at the seashore. "Reviving a Sacred Imagination" by Annie Crawford. An essay on the way reason and imagination are both necessary for discipleship. "Light in the Darkness" by Korine Martinez. A short story about striving against evil. Inspired by the true story of Charlotte Thomason. "Imagining Conversion" by Josiah Peterson. An essay regarding the way conversion stories change lives. "God, the Playwright" by Donald W. Catchings, Jr. A poem on the Gospel as an imaginative masterpiece. "The Armor of the Dragon: Chapter One - What Grew in the Garden" by Daniel Asperheim. A short story on the beginning of a magical adventure. "Re-Enchanting the World: A Tale of Two Paradigms" by Josh Herring. An essay on overcoming our modern disenchantment. "Celestial Rodeo" by Daniel Ray. A short story on the importance of humility. "The Imaginative Power of Sub-Creation" by Zak Schmoll. An essay reflecting on why we love Tolkien's stories. Cover art by Virginia de la Lastra Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2019 ​​​​​​​198 pages

The Therapeutic Imagination

By Jeremy Holmes
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134752318
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 494
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Use of the imagination is a key aspect of successful psychotherapeutic treatments. Psychotherapy helps clients get in touch with, awaken, and learn to trust their creative inner life, while therapists use their imaginations to mentalise the suffering other and to trace the unconscious stirrings evoked by the intimacy of the consulting room. Working from this premise, in The Therapeutic Imagination Jeremy Holmes argues unashamedly that literate therapists make better therapists. Drawing on psychoanalytic and literary traditions both classical and contemporary, Part I shows how poetry and novels help foster therapists’ understanding of their own imagination-in-action, anatomised into five phases: attachment, reverie, logos, action and reflection. Part II uses the contrast between secure and insecure narrative styles in attachment theory and relates these to literary storytelling and the transformational aspects of therapy. Part III uses literary accounts to illuminate the psychiatric conditions of narcissism, anxiety, splitting and bereavement. Based on Forster’s motto, ‘Only Connect’, Part IV argues, with the help of poetic examples, that a psychiatry shorn of psychodynamic creativity is impoverished and fails to serve its patients. Clearly and elegantly written, and drawing on the author’s deep knowledge of psychoanalysis and attachment theory and a lifetime of clinical experience, Holmes convincingly links the literary and psychoanalytic canon. The Therapeutic Imagination is a compelling and insightful work that will strike chords for therapists, counsellors, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists and psychologists.

Beauty, Ugliness and the Free Play of Imagination

By Mojca Küplen
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319198998
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 917
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This book presents a solution to the problem known in philosophical aesthetics as the paradox of ugliness, namely, how an object that is displeasing can retain our attention and be greatly appreciated. It does this by exploring and refining the most sophisticated and thoroughly worked out theoretical framework of philosophical aesthetics, Kant’s theory of taste, which was put forward in part one of the Critique of the Power of Judgment. The book explores the possibility of incorporating ugliness, a negative aesthetic concept, into the overall Kantian aesthetic picture. It addresses a debate of the last two decades over whether Kant's aesthetics should allow for a pure aesthetic judgment of ugliness. The book critically reviews the main interpretations of Kant’s central notion of the free play of imagination and understanding and offers a new interpretation of free play, one that allows for the possibility of a disharmonious state of mind and ugliness. In addition, the book also applies an interpretation of ugliness in Kant’s aesthetics to resolve certain issues that have been raised in contemporary aesthetics, namely the possibility of appreciating artistic and natural ugliness and the role of disgust in artistic representation. Offering a theoretical and practical analysis of different kinds of negative aesthetic experiences, this book will help readers acquire a better understanding of his or her own evaluative processes, which may be helpful in coping with complex aesthetic experiences. Readers will gain unique insight into how ugliness can be offensive, yet, at the same time, fascinating, interesting and captivating.

Klein, Sartre and Imagination in the Films of Ingmar Bergman

By Dan Williams
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137471980
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 272
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This book explores connections between the diverse ideas of Melanie Klein, Jean-Paul Sartre and Ingmar Bergman. These ideas are explored in relation to their shared focus on imagination and through detailed readings of a number of Bergman's key films.

Places of the Imagination

By Stijn Reijnders
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317080467
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 138
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Recent years have seen an explosive growth in the phenomenon of people visiting locations from popular novels, films or television series. Places of the Imagination presents a timely and insightful analysis of this form of media tourism, exploring the question of how best to explain the increasing popularity of media tourism within contemporary culture. Drawing on extensive empirical and interview material, this book examines the representation of landscapes in popular narratives that have inspired media tourism, whilst also investigating the effects over time of such tourism on local landscapes, and the processes by which tourists appropriate the landscape, experiencing and accommodating them into their imagination. Oriented around three central case studies of popular television detective shows, famous films and classic literature, Places of the Imagination develops a new theoretical understanding of media tourism. As such, it will appeal to sociologists and cultural geographers, as well as those working in the fields of media and cultural studies, popular and fan culture, tourism and the sociology of leisure.

Virtue, Emotion and Imagination in Law and Legal Reasoning

By Amalia Amaya,Maksymilian Del Mar
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1509925147
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 893
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Book Short Summary:

What is the role and value of virtue, emotion and imagination in law and legal reasoning? These new essays, by leading scholars of both law and philosophy, offer striking and exploratory answers to this neglected question. The collection takes a holistic approach, inquiring as to the connections and relations between virtue, emotion and imagination. In addition to the principal focus on adjudication, essays in the collection also engage with a variety of different legal, political and moral contexts: eg criminal law sentencing, the Black Lives Matter movement and professional ethics. A number of different areas of the law are addressed (eg criminal law, constitutional law and tort law) and the issues explored include: the benefits and limits of empathy in legal reasoning; the role of attention and perception in judicial reasoning;, the identification of judicial virtues (such as compassion and humility) and judicial vices (such as callousness and partiality); the values and dangers of certain imaginative devices (eg personification); and the interactive and social dimensions of virtue, emotion and imagination.

Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination

By Michael Ridgwell Austin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113494859X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
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Christianity has repeatedly valued the "Word" over and above the non-verbal arts. Art has been seen through the interpretative lens of theology, rather than being valued for what it can bring to the discipline. 'Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination' argues that art is crucially important to theology. The book explores the interconnecting themes of embodiment and incarnation, faith and imagination, and the similarities and differences between art and theology. Arguing for a critique that begins with art and moves to theology, 'Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination' offers a radical re-evaluation of the role of art in Christian discourse.

John Henry Newman and the Imagination

By Bernard Dive
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567245616
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 273
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For John Henry Newman, religion is animated by an imaginative 'master vision' which 'supplies the mind with spiritual life and peace'. All his life, Newman reflected on this 'master vision'. His reflections on the moral imagination developed out of his understanding of practical wisdom, as characterized by Aristotle – the wisdom that 'the good man' has in living a good life. For Newman, the vision at the core of religion completes and perfects the intuitions of the conscience. John Henry Newman and the Imagination looks at how Newman's understanding of the moral and visionary imagination developed over the course of his life; and it relates his ideas about the imagination to his portrayals of religious experience, and vision, in his novels and poetry.