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Thinking Through the ImaginationAesthetics in Human Cognition$
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John Kaag

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823254934

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823254934.001.0001

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Be Imaginative! Suggestion and Imperative

Be Imaginative! Suggestion and Imperative

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(p.192) Nine Be Imaginative! Suggestion and Imperative
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Thinking Through the Imagination
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John Kaag

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254934.003.0009

This concluding chapter surveys the ground covered in the book, noting how it tries to understand the imagination through three intellectual periods: 18th century idealism, 19th century pragmatism, and 20th century cognitive neuroscience. Additionally, the chapter explores the relationship between Dewey and Peirce and concludes with a reflection on Thoreau's understanding of the imagination as serving as a bridge between thoughtful human action and the natural world.

Keywords:   Abduction, Thoreau, Dewey, Royce, James, Pragmatism, Peirce, fallibility

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