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Inventions of the Imagination: Romanticism and Beyond (Robert B Heilman Books)

Inventions of the Imagination: Romanticism and Beyond (Robert B Heilman Books) by Richard T. Gray,Nicholas Halmi,Gary J. Handwerk,Michael A. Rosenthal,Klaus Vieweg

ISBN10: 0295990996
ISBN13: 978-0295990996
Author: Richard T. Gray,Nicholas Halmi,Gary J. Handwerk,Michael A. Rosenthal,Klaus Vieweg
Book title: Inventions of the Imagination: Romanticism and Beyond (Robert B Heilman Books)
Publisher: University of Washington Press (June 6, 2011)
Language: English
Category: History & Criticism
Size PDF: 1308 kb
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Pages: 208 pages

Inventions of the Imagination: Romanticism and Beyond (Robert B Heilman Books) by Richard T. Gray,Nicholas Halmi,Gary J. Handwerk,Michael A. Rosenthal,Klaus Vieweg



The dialectic between reason and imagination forms a key element in Romantic and post- Romantic philosophy, science, literature, and art. Inventions of the Imagination explores the diverse theories and assessments of this dialectic in essays by philosophers and literary and cultural critics. By the end of the eighteenth century, reason as the predominant human faculty had run its course, and imagination emerged as another force whose contributions to human intellectual existence and productivity had to be newly calculated and constantly recalibrated. The attempt to establish a universal form of reason alongside a plurality of imaginative capacities describes the ideological program of modernism from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. This collection chronicles some of the vicissitudes in the conceptualization and evaluation of the imagination across time and in various disciplines.

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