Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas AquinasEssays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

W. Norris Clarke

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229284

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229284.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 25 June 2022

The Creative Imagination as Treated in Western Thought

The Creative Imagination as Treated in Western Thought

(p.209) Chapter 15 The Creative Imagination as Treated in Western Thought
The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

Fordham University Press

This chapter discusses the relationship creative imagination has to the guidance and rule of reason, and what that relationship tells about the nature and dignity of the human person as an embodied spirit and image of God. The creative imagination is the incarnation of idea in matter. The role of the creative imagination is to be creative in expanding the arts and literature, technology, economy, politics, and culture. The only wise way of exercising the creative imagination is under the guidance and illumination of human reason.

Keywords:   creative imagination, Western thought, human dignity, arts and literature, human reason

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .