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Arthur Krystal

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092165

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092165.001.0001

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Just Imagine: Three Hundred Years of the Creative Imagination

Just Imagine: Three Hundred Years of the Creative Imagination

(p.157) 14 Just Imagine: Three Hundred Years of the Creative Imagination

Arthur Krystal

Yale University Press

This chapter looks at the history of creative imagination. It explains that imagination was once of profound relevance to artists, writers, and philosophers but it has lost its place in the intellectual universe. It highlights the importance of understanding the concept of imagination for it is a word whose history records the history and the diminution of the human spirit.

Keywords:   creative imagination, artists, writers, philosophers, intellectual universe, human spirit

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