The Varieties of Imagination: Between Cognitive Spontaneity and Mental Disorder

dc.contributor.authorJesus, Paulo
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-18T09:51:00Z
dc.date.available2023-10-18T09:51:00Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.description.abstractEarly Modern philosophy has devoted a special attention to the reproductive and productive cognitive operations fulfilled by imagination. For the two prominent philosophical currents, Rationalism and Empiricism, here represented by N. Malebranche (1638-1715) and David Hume (1711-1776), imagination constitutes first and foremost a mental activity that produces logical falsehood and moral misery. Against this backdrop, Kant’s proposal of a transcendental synthesis performed by productive imagination provokes a significant rehabilitation of the cognitive effectiveness of imagination. Indeed, this transcendental a priori power of synthesis testifies to the entanglement of imagination with understanding, in the sense that the productive synthesis of imagination accomplishes the determination of the inner sense by the understanding. By contrast, the aesthetic, poietic or inventive dimension of imagination as facultas fingendi opens up the realm of genius, beyond the intellectual discipline and productivity of transcendental imagination. Also, imagination can lose in diverse modes and degrees its connection with lawfulness, and thereby gives rise to various mental disorders. Therefore, Kant carefully distinguishes different modes of imaginative productive actions whose intellectual ordering provides the conditions of possibility of science and art.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationJesus, P. (2023). The Varieties of Imagination: Between Cognitive Spontaneity and Mental Disorder (pp. 39-76). In F. Silva & B. Dörflinger (Eds.), Kant on Poetry / Kant über Poesie. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag.pt_PT
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/5147
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherOlmspt_PT
dc.relation“Kant International Studia: Europe - South America (KANTINSA/ H2020-MSCA-RISE, Grant agreement ID: 777786) DOI: 10.3030/777786pt_PT
dc.rightsopen accesspt_PT
dc.subjectReproductive imaginationpt_PT
dc.subjectProductive imaginationpt_PT
dc.subjectN. Malebranchept_PT
dc.subjectD. Humept_PT
dc.subjectKantpt_PT
dc.titleThe Varieties of Imagination: Between Cognitive Spontaneity and Mental Disorderpt_PT
dc.typebook partpt_PT
degois.publication.firstPage39pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage76pt_PT
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