in Hume Variations
November 2005; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Mind. 8034 words.
This chapter focuses on Hume's two different, though compatible, ways of thinking about the relation between association and imagination. According to the ‘narrow construal’, imagination...
in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature
April 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .
Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 9993 words.
This article considers the role of imagination in literary production. It explains that imagination allows us to make present through images what is absent from the present world before us...
in The Power of the Between
December 2008; p ublished online March 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2044 words.
This chapter details the author's meeting with anthropologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch, where they talk about imagination. Imagination, in all of its artistic permutations, enables us to...
in The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies
January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .
Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 9976 words.
Imagination names an interrelated set of mental capacities and activities that support not only artistic creativity but a range of significant behaviors, from...
in The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology, Vol. 1
March 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .
Article. Subjects: Developmental Psychology. 33726 words.
Imagination refers to the capacity to mentally transcend time, place, and/or circumstance to think about what might have been, plan and anticipate the future, create fictional worlds, and...
in Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon
P ublished online August 2017 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 393 words.
The English “imagination” comes from the relatively obscure imperial Latin word imaginatio (itself derived from imago, whose principal meaning
in Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 2901 words.
Voltaire's article Imagination, Imaginer in volume 8 of the Encyclopédie (1765) offers this opening definition: “the power which