International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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Stretching the limits of productive imagination

studies in kantianism, phenomenology and hermeneutics

edited bySaulius 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.

Publication details

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Place: London

Year: 2018

Pages: 272

Series: Social Imaginaries

ISBN (hardback): 9781786604330

ISBN (paperback): 9781786604347

ISBN (digital): 9781786604354

Full citation:

Geniusas Saulius (2018). Stretching the limits of productive imagination: studies in kantianism, phenomenology and hermeneutics, Rowman & Littlefield, London.