Living Forms of the Imagination by Douglas Hedley

  • Book title: Living Forms of the Imagination
  • Author: Douglas Hedley
  • ISBN10: 0567032957
  • ISBN13: 978-0567032959
  • Publisher: T&T Clark; 1 edition (April 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • Subcategory: Religious Studies
  • Size ePub: 1866 kb
  • Size PDF: 1808 kb
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Living Forms of the Imagination

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"This book is essential reading for those interested in the imagination, epistemology, naturalism, and the philosophy of religion." - Charles Taliaferro, Professor of Philosophy, St. Olaf College, Minnesota

The role of imagination in psychology, ethics and aesthetics provides a good analogy for thinking about the imagination in religious belief. in dealing with the inner lives of other human beings, moral values or aesthetic qualities we need to employ the imagination: to suppose, form hypotheses, empathize or imaginatively engage with alien people or worlds in order to understand. Just as we use the imagination to relate to other minds, appreciate beauty and understand goodness, we need imagination to engage with God's action in the world.