Chapter

On This Moment

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195174540
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835409 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195174542.003.0003
 On This Moment

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This chapter focuses on why a wide range of authors in a wide range of disciplines used the phrase moral imagination as the title or subtitle of their books. Three keys have linked diverse authors to this phrase: (i) the authors concurred that the moral imagination develops a capacity to perceive things beyond and at a deeper level than what initially meets the eye; (ii) that no matter the particular disciplinary field, the authors landed on the term imagination in order to emphasize the necessity of the creative act; and (iii) that while expressed in different ways for a variety of purposes, the authors converged in the idea that the moral imagination has a quality of transcendence.

Keywords: moral imagination; books; titles; authors; perceive

Chapter.  4580 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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