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Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses, Hardback Book

Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses Hardback

Edited by Hans-Georg Moeller, Andrew (University College Cork Ireland) Whitehead


Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses is a rare intercultural inquiry into the conceptions and functions of the imagination in contemporary philosophy. Divided into East Asian, comparative, and post-comparative approaches, it brings together a leading team of philosophers to explore the concepts of the illusory and illusions, the development of fantastic narratives and metaphors, and the use of images and allegories across a broad range of traditions.

Chapters discuss how imagination has been interpreted by thinkers such as Zhuangzi, Plato, Confucius, Heidegger, and Nietzsche. By drawing on sources including Buddhist aesthetics, Daoism, and analytic philosophy of mind, this cross-cultural collection shows how the imagination can be an indispensable tool for the comparative philosopher, opening up new possibilities for intercultural dialogue and critical engagement.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Non-Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781350050136



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