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The Wake of Imagination

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The author takes us on a voyage of discovery that leads from Eden to Fellini, from paradise to parody - plotting the various models of the imagination as Hebraic, Greek, medieval, Romantic, existential and post-modern.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 28th 1998 by Routledge (first published 1988)
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four stars for helpful historical work
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I've had the pleasure of taking a philosophy class with Mr. Kearney at Boston College. This book provides a great overview of the three different eras of Western philosophies regarding imagination. There is a large emphasis on etymological analysis.
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An excellent historical reading of philosophical thought on imagination. Kearney also formulates a personal perspective on the function of imagination.
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Richard Kearney is the Charles Seelig professor of philosophy at Boston College and has taught at many universities including University College Dublin, the Sorbonne, and the University of Nice.

He studied at Glenstal Abbey under the Benedictines until 1972, and was a 1st Class Honours graduate in Philosophy in the Bachelor of Arts graduate class of 1975 in UCD. He completed an M.A. at McGill Unive
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