Imagination and Postmodernity

Imagination and Postmodernity

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Hardcover, Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9780739181898, ISBN10 0739181890
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Hardcover, Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9780739181898, ISBN10 0739181890

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Hardcover, Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9780739181898, ISBN10 0739181890

This book addresses the role of the imagination in philosophy today. By focusing on philosophy at the boundary of reason with constant reference to Kant s view of the boundary-limit, it is possible to advance a viable alternative to deconstructing the imagination. The thesis of this work consists in the claim that, by refocusing the imagination in the postmodern conversation, a far-reaching contemporary position can be reached that reestablishes the position of the humanities as central against the anti-humanism of deconstruction. This work addresses some of the challenges and problems that emerge in conflicting positions within contemporary philosophy, including a concentration on the role of the imagination in the work of Paul Ricoeur in contrast and in opposition to its role in such postmodern thinkers as Derrida and Lyotard. This treatment will require going back to the role of the imagination in the period of Kant and his immediate followers in order to clarify the various ways of seeing the imagination then and now. For the role today is anticipated in the nineteenth century. Finally, this work, as a creative appropriation of the position of Paul Ricoeur, presents a role for today that is more encompassing than most thinkers allow for.

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Number of Pages: 150
Original Languages: English
Author: Bourgeois, Patrick L.
Series Title: Studies in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Publication Date: September, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780739181898
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0739181890
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