The World of the Imagination: Sum and Substance

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Rowman & Littlefield, Nov 28, 1992 - Psychology - 810 pages
In this book, Eva Brann sets out no less a task than to assess the meaning of imagination in its multifarious expressions throughout western history. The result is one of those rare achievements that will make The World of the Imagination a standard reference.
 

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Imagination adds to reality and casts light on it. It also threatens us with error. Brann's massive assault on its mysteries advances an old thesis: "imagination . . . is a faculty or power for ... Read full review

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Contents

VIII
35
IX
40
X
46
XI
48
XIII
50
XIV
51
XV
57
XVI
62
LVII
366
LVIII
373
LIX
385
LX
389
LXI
396
LXII
415
LXIII
416
LXIV
418

XVII
69
XVIII
70
XIX
78
XX
82
XXI
89
XXII
100
XXIII
103
XXIV
107
XXV
108
XXVI
109
XXVII
110
XXVIII
112
XXIX
119
XXX
120
XXXI
156
XXXII
180
XXXIII
184
XXXIV
193
XXXVI
207
XXXVII
211
XXXVIII
213
XXXIX
217
XL
222
XLI
229
XLII
230
XLIII
237
XLIV
250
XLV
257
XLVI
269
XLVII
271
XLVIII
281
XLIX
291
L
293
LI
307
LII
315
LIII
324
LIV
328
LV
354
LVI
365
LXV
425
LXVI
426
LXVII
432
LXVIII
439
LXIX
459
LXX
463
LXXI
472
LXXII
486
LXXIII
495
LXXIV
513
LXXV
519
LXXVI
525
LXXVII
527
LXXVIII
530
LXXIX
545
LXXX
546
LXXXI
559
LXXXII
577
LXXXIII
581
LXXXIV
584
LXXXV
589
LXXXVI
603
LXXXVII
618
LXXXVIII
637
LXXXIX
639
XC
681
XCI
685
XCII
700
XCIII
711
XCIV
714
XCV
724
XCVI
741
XCVII
742
XCVIII
757
XCIX
773
CII
787
CIII
799
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Page 22 - Fancy is indeed no other than a mode of Memory emancipated from the order of time and space; while it is blended with, and modified by that empirical phenomenon of the will, which we express by the word CHOICE. But equally with the ordinary memory the Fancy must receive all its materials ready made from the law of association.* 2 1, 202.

About the author (1992)

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

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