Stretching the Limits of Productive Imagination: Studies in Kantianism, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

Edited by Saulius Geniusas

How has the concept of productive imagination been developed in post-Kantian philosophy? This important and innovative volume explores this question, with particular focus on hermeneutics, phenomenology and neo-Kantianism.

The essays in this collection demonstrate that imagination is productive not only because it fabricates non-existent objects, but also because it shapes human experience and co-determines the meaning of the experienced world. The authors show how imagination forms experience at the kinaesthetic, pre-linguistic, poetic, historical, artistic, social and political levels.

The volume offers both a thematic and a historical overview of productive imagination understood as Kant originally wanted us to understand it.

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