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Dewey, John

Psychology, p.192-201


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  • Author: Dewey, John
  • Description: Imagination may be defined as that operation of the intellect which embodies an idea in a particular form or image. From this definition we discover both its resemblance to the two previous operations of the intellect and its differences from them. The first step towards explaining how the intellect advances beyond its interpretation of a sensation as referred to a tiling or event, to its interpretation as ideal, or an image, is to recall that imagination is involved in perception. The chapter then looks at how imagination is involved in memory. The development of imagination is considered, looking specifically at the factors which are engaged in this development: dissociation and apperception. The chapter goes on to explore imagination and interest, specifically looking at individual and universal interests. After considering imagination as controlled by the aesthetic interest, the feeling for the beautiful, the chapter directs us to practical and theoretical imagination. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
  • Is Part Of: Psychology, p.192-201
  • Publication Date: 1887
  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
  • Identifier: DOI: 10.1037/12398-007
  • Subjects: imagination ; perception ; imagination development
  • Language: English
  • Source: PsycBOOKS (American Psychological Association)

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