Imagining

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Describes the essential forms which imagination assumes in everyday life. In a detailed analysis of the fundamental features of all imaginative experience, the author shows imagining to be eidetically distinct from perceiving and defines it as a radically autonomous act, involving a characteristic freedom of mind.

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Imagining
A Phenomenological Study
Second Edition
Edward S. Casey

A classic firsthand account of the lived character of imaginative experience.

“This scrupulous, lucid study is destined to become a touchstone for all future writings on imagination.” -Library Journal

“Casey’s work is doubly valuable-for its major substantive contribution to our understanding of a significant mental activity, as well as for its exemplary presentation of the method of phenomenological analysis.” -Contemporary Psychology

“. . . an important addition to phenomenological philosophy and to the humanities generally.” -Choice

“. . . deliberately and consistently phenomenological, oriented throughout to the basically intentional character of experience and disciplined by the requirement of proceeding by way of concrete description. . . . [Imagining] is an exceptionally well-written work.” -International Philosophical Quarterly

Drawing on his own experiences of imagining, Edward S. Casey describes the essential forms that imagination assumes in everyday life. In a detailed analysis of the fundamental features of all imaginative experience, Casey shows imagining to be eidetically distinct from perceiving and defines it as a radically autonomous act, involving a characteristic freedom of mind. A new preface places Imagining within the context of current issues in philosophy and psychology.

[use one Casey bio for both Imagining and Remembering]
Edward S. Casey is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is author of Getting Back into Place: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place-World (Indiana University Press) and The Fate of Place: A Philosophical History.

Studies in Continental Thought-John Sallis, general editor

Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction The Problematic Place of Imagination
Part One: Preliminary Portrait
Examples and First Approximations
Imagining as Intentional
Part Two Detailed Descriptions
Spontaneity and Controlledness
Self-Containedness and Self-Evidence
Indeterminacy and Pure Possibility
Part Three: Phenomenological Comparisons
Imagining and Perceiving: Continuities
Imagining and Perceiving: Discontinuities
Part Four: The Autonomy of Imagining
The Nature of Imaginative Autonomy
The Significance of Imaginative Autonomy

Additional information

Weight0.445 kg
Dimensions23.5 × 15.5 × 1.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition

Second Edition edition

Dewey
Readership

Professional and scholarly / Code: H

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