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The World of the Imagination: Sum and Substance

The World of the Imagination: Sum and Substance

by Eva T. H. Brann
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ISBN-13: 9780847677764
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/1992
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 824
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.79(d)

About the Author

Eva T.H. Brann is the dean of St. John's College in Maryland.

Table of Contents


Part I: Philosophy: The Nature of the Imagination
Chapter 1: Ancient Writers
Chapter 2: Medieval Writers
Chapter 3: Modern Writers
Chapter 4: Twentieth-Century Writers (with Debates and Developments)
Chapter 5: Conclusions: Why an Image-Forming Imagination Should, After All, Be Affirmed

Part II: Psychology: The Having of Imagery
Chapter 1: Cognitive Science: The Setting of Imagery-Investigations
Chapter 2: The Science of Mental Imagery: Cognitive Psychology
Chapter 3: The Science of Memory: Storage and Retrieval of Visual Imagery
Chapter 4: Children’s Imagery
Chapter 5: Various Imagery-Topics
Chapter 6: The Organs of the Imagination: Eye and Brain

Part III: Logic: The Being of Images
Chapter 1: Real Images: Real Depictions of Real Objects
Chapter 2: Mental Images: Unreal Pictures of Real Objects
Chapter 3: Imaginary Images: Unreal Pictures of Unreal Objects

Part IV: Literature: The Translation of Imagining
Chapter 1: Visions into Words and Words into Vision
Chapter 2: Literary Creation: Imagining Apotheosized
Chapter 3: Literary Language: Two Figures of Speech
Chapter 4: Literary Imagining: Two Genres of Fiction

Part V: Depiction: The Theater of Imagining
Chapter 1: The Space of Imagining
Chapter 2: Thoughtful Space: The Geometry of Imagining
Chapter 3: Aesthetic Space: Pictures and Paintings

Part VI: The Worldly Imagination: Imaginary and Imaginative Visions
Chapter 1: Theology: Contrary Estimations of the Imagination
Chapter 2: No-Places and Past Times: Imaginary Worlds
Chapter 3: Places and Passions: The Imaginative World
Conclusion: Imaginative Projection and Thoughtful Penetration: Transparence and Transcendence
Coda: The Life of the Imagination

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