Imagining (Paperback)

A Phenomenological Study (Studies in Continental Thought)

By Edward S. Casey

Indiana University Press, 9780253214157, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2000

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Imagining
A Phenomenological Study
Second Edition
Edward S. Casey

A classic firsthand account of the lived character of imaginative experience.

"This scrupulous, lucid study is destined to become a touchstone for all future writings on imagination." --Library Journal

"Casey's work is doubly valuable--for its major substantive contribution to our understanding of a significant mental activity, as well as for its exemplary presentation of the method of phenomenological analysis." --Contemporary Psychology

"... an important addition to phenomenological philosophy and to the humanities generally." --Choice

"... deliberately and consistently phenomenological, oriented throughout to the basically intentional character of experience and disciplined by the requirement of proceeding by way of concrete description.... Imagining] is an exceptionally well-written work." --International Philosophical Quarterly

Drawing on his own experiences of imagining, Edward S. Casey describes the essential forms that imagination assumes in everyday life. In a detailed analysis of the fundamental features of all imaginative experience, Casey shows imagining to be eidetically distinct from perceiving and defines it as a radically autonomous act, involving a characteristic freedom of mind. A new preface places Imagining within the context of current issues in philosophy and psychology.

use one Casey bio for both Imagining and Remembering]
Edward S. Casey is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is author of Getting Back into Place: Toward a Renewed Understanding of the Place-World (Indiana University Press) and The Fate of Place: A Philosophical History.

Studies in Continental Thought--John Sallis, general editor

Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction The Problematic Place of Imagination
Part One: Preliminary Portrait
Examples and First Approximations
Imagining as Intentional
Part Two Detailed Descriptions
Spontaneity and Controlledness
Self-Containedness and Self-Evidence
Indeterminacy and Pure Possibility
Part Three: Phenomenological Comparisons
Imagining and Perceiving: Continuities
Imagining and Perceiving: Discontinuities
Part Four: The Autonomy of Imagining
The Nature of Imaginative Autonomy
The Significance of Imaginative Autonomy