Strong Imagination

Author: Daniel Nettle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198605003

Category: Art and mental illness

Page: 245

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Rates of mental illness are hugely elevated in the families of poets, writers and artists, suggesting that the same genes, the same temperaments, and the same imaginative capacities are at work in insanity and in creative ability. Writing for the general reader, Daniel Nettle explores the nature of mental illness, the biological mechanisms that underlie it, and its link to creative genius.

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination

For example, Johann Mattheson's doctrine of affections identified β€œstrong
imagination” as a precondition for responding appropriately to instrumental music
(1739, 82). Modern philosophical aesthetics went further and recognized
imagination ...

Author: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0190460245

Category: Music

Page: 704

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Whether social, cultural, or individual, the act of imagination always derives from a pre-existing context. For example, we can conjure an alien's scream from previously heard wildlife recordings or mentally rehearse a piece of music while waiting for a train. This process is no less true for the role of imagination in sonic events and artifacts. Many existing works on sonic imagination tend to discuss musical imagination through terms like compositional creativity or performance technique. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors shift the focus of imagination away from the visual by addressing the topic of sonic imagination and expanding the field beyond musical compositional creativity and performance technique into other aural arenas where the imagination holds similar power. Topics covered include auditory imagery and the neurology of sonic imagination; aural hallucination and illusion; use of metaphor in the recording studio; the projection of acoustic imagination in architectural design; and the design of sound artifacts for cinema and computer games.

Godey s Magazine

When we see a person's imagination all setting in one directionone idealism of
the fancy , so to speak β€” that person is spoken of as having a very strong
imagination . The great dramatic bard has made Theseus , in A Midsummer
Night's ...

Author: Louis Antoine Godey

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Includes music.

The Esoteric

This power is already much higher , but not the highest ; although by much
practice and strong imagination it can be brought to a high degree of perfection ,
where it imitates the true magic of the inner man as closely as possible . " Almost
every ...

Author: Hiram Erastus Butler

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Category: Occultism

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The philosophy of the imagination in Vico and Malebranche

The insane inspires no sentiments of respects, no emulation, nor any other
sentiment indispensable for the communication of strong imaginations. On the
contrary, the insane is the object of contempt, distrust, and fear because his
actions are ...

Author: Paolo Fabiani

Publisher: Firenze University Press

ISBN: 8864530665

Category: Imagination (Philosophy)

Page: 415

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This book is a retrospective view of modern philosophical anthropology through the works of two of its greatest exponents. the author demonstrates how mythology, the philosophy of history and language and Vico's concept of man had as a constant referral point Malebranche's psychology with its Cartesian formulation. The idolatrous and mythopoietic imagination that is described in La Scienza Nuova (New Science) has much in common with the "pagan" mind (that is to say the mind subjugated to passions, sensitivity and fantasy that is described in La Recherche (The Search after Truth). Some of the themes discussed here are myth, the metaphoric nature of thought, idolatry, the formation of mentality, the relationships which bind passions and representations and the association of ideas through iconic images. Also discussed are other themes such as the structure of society and imagination, imitation, persuasion and social relationships, communication within society between illustrious imaginations. Moreover in Malebranche has been found a complex and complete theory of imaginative universals (universali fantastici). The philosophy of the imagination in Vico and Malebranche is translated and edited by Giorgio A. Pinton.

Scientific Studies Their Place and Use in Education

Among the different kinds of imaginations which nature has distributed to men
and which interest us , there are three : the strong , the beautiful and the ordinary
. In looking at nature we only perceive its exterior , while a strong imagination ...

Author: Thomas Nelson Dale

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Category: Science

Page: 23

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The Shakespeare Phrase Book

The lunatic , the lover , and the poet Are of imagination all compact . . . Mid . . V .
Dream , v . I . As imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown , the poet '
s pen Turns them to shapes v . i . Such tricks hath strong imagination ...

Author: John Bartlett

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The Works of Orville Dewey D D

The ever there is a powerful imagination , actual results in literature seem to me
there , with proper culture , might be a to correspond with these acknowledged
powerful judgment , and the contrary ; elements of our philosophy . Suppos . and
 ...

Author: Orville Dewey

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Category: Sermons

Page: 804

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Popular Mechanics

Day dreams are merely the play of imagination, not exercises. Reading maps
and picturing in imagination the contour of the roads, the appearance of the
mountains and the positions of the cities is a good exercise. Practice studying
blueprints ...

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Page: 346

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.



A dictionary of poetical illustrations

IMAGINATION . Support of Fresh pleasure only ; for the attentive mind , By this
harmonious action on her powers , " WEAK is the will of ... The palate for the more
substantial food Such tricks hath strong imagination , Of our own land reality .

Author: Robert Aitkin Bertram

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The Principles of Psychology

sense-organs are directly excited in consequence of imagination are exceptional
rarities, if they exist at all. ... sound were only a strong imagination, and an
imagination a weak sensation, there ought to be a border-line of experience
where we ...

Author: William James

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Category: Psychology

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Contemporary Review

Whereunto , he said , so I thought , for ( said hee ) himselfe could not have put on
so strong an imagination ; but by telling the other the card ( who beleaved that the
juggler was some strange man and could doe strange things ) that other man ...

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Monthly Packet

... imagination may be and was intended to be put , we must look more
thoroughly at the negative side of the question : we have already defended it from
one charge , and have seen that it is not a too strong imagination which leads
men astray ...

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The Doctor c

Such constancy can be found only where there is the union of a strong
imagination and a strong heart , which , perhaps , is a rare union ; and if to these
a strong mind be united , the effect would probably be different . It is only in a
strong ...

Author: Robert Southey

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The Physical and Metaphysical Works of Lord Bacon

Fascination is the power and intense act of the imagination upon the body of
another . ... strong imagination has such power , it is worth knowing by what
means to exalt and raise it.f But here a palliative or defence of a great part of
ceremonial ...

Author: Francis Bacon

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Category: Logic

Page: 567

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