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ImaginingA Phenomenological StudySecond EditionEdward 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
ContentsPreface to the Second EditionIntroduction The Problematic Place of ImaginationPart One: Preliminary PortraitExamples and First ApproximationsImagining as IntentionalPart Two Detailed DescriptionsSpontaneity and ControllednessSelf-Containedness and Self-EvidenceIndeterminacy and Pure PossibilityPart Three: Phenomenological ComparisonsImagining and Perceiving: ContinuitiesImagining and Perceiving: DiscontinuitiesPart Four: The Autonomy of ImaginingThe Nature of Imaginative AutonomyThe Significance of Imaginative Autonomy
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