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  Imagination - LoveToKnow 1911
Thus the image of a centaur is the result of combining the common percepts of man and horse: fairy tales and fiction generally are the result of this process of combination.
Imagination in this sense, not being limited to the acquisition of exact knowledge by the requirements of practical necessity, is up to a certain point free from objective restraints.
In various spheres, however, even imagination is in practice limited: thus a man whose imaginations do violence to the elementary laws of thought, or to the necessary principles of practical possibility, or to the reasonable probabilities of a given case is regarded as insane.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Imagination   (1057 words)

 Imagination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Imagination is, in general, the power and process of producing mental images and ideas.
Imagination in another sense, not being limited to the acquisition of exact knowledge by the requirements of practical necessity, is, up to a certain point, free from objective restraints.
In ignorance of pathology he is satisfied with this explanation, and actually believes in it, whereas such a hypothesis in the mind of someone who understood germ theory it would be treated as a pure effort of imagination, or even as a hallucination.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Imagination   (837 words)

 Imagination Inflation: Imagining a Childhood Event Inflates Confidence that it Occurred
To determine the effects of imagining a childhood event, we pretested subjects on how confident they were that a number of childhood events had happened, asked them to imagine some of those events, and then gathered new confidence measures.
The ease with which subjects stated they could imagine the symptoms was tied to likelihood estimates: Those who judged the symptoms as easy to imagine also tended to estimate the disease as more likely to occur; those who thought the symptoms were difficult to imagine thought it less likely to occur.
For instance, Subject 1 imagined the four events in Subset A, and did not imagine the four events in Subset B; Subject 2 imagined the four events in Subset B but did not imagine the four events in Subset A. In both cases, items were imagined in specific steps.
faculty.washington.edu /eloftus/Articles/Imagine.htm   (6199 words)

 Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind - imagination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Imagination is also regarded as responsible for fantasy, inventiveness, idiosyncrasy, and creative, original, and insightful thought in general, and, sometimes, for a much wider range of mental activities dealing with the non-actual, such as supposing, pretending, 'seeing as', thinking of possibilities, and even being mistaken.
Imagination makes knowledge of the phenomenal world possible, by synthesizing the incoherent sensory manifold into representational images suitable to be brought under concepts.
Nevertheless, for many intellectuals "imagination" remains a term of great cultural significance, but one whose primary association is with aesthetic theory rather than epistemology, and which is most naturally first approached through the study of the ideas of literary figures such as Coleridge.
www.artsci.wustl.edu /~philos/MindDict/imagination.html   (2635 words)

 Imagination Encyclopedia of Psychology - Find Articles
Imagination involves the synthetic combining of aspects of memories or experiences into a mental construction that differs from past or present perceived reality, and may anticipate future reality.
Imagination is generally considered to be a foundation of artistic expression, and, within limits, to be a healthy, creative, higher mental function.
Creative imagination is the basis for achievements in the realms of both art and science, and students of behavior have analyzed the creative process in hopes of being able to encourage greater creativity through various types of training.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2699/is_0001/ai_2699000173   (597 words)

Imagination is the faculty of representing to oneself sensible objects independently of an actual impression of those objects on our senses.
The analysis of the creative imagination es of considerable importance for the psychology of invention, and of artistic and intellectual initiative.
As a rule the schematic image alone would be insufficient for this purpose; it is, for instance, impossible to imagine a multitude of 40,000 objects, in a manner sufficiently precise to supply the intellect with the sensible factors, indispensable for the mathematical operations to which this number lends itself.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07672a.htm   (2639 words)

Imaginative power is still something that most poetry editors look for in submissions, but the term is differently understood.
Aristotle saw imagination as mental reproduction of sensory experience, a form of memory and so the mother of the Muses.
Imagination allowed Renaissance poets to create what could not be seen directly, and even Augustan writers felt that through imagination art became something more than a copy and rearrangement of the external world.
www.poetry-portal.com /styles12.html   (450 words)

 Imagination Quotes - Literary Quotes About Imagination and Practically Everything Else   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
imagination acts upon man as really as does gravitation, and may kill him as certainly as a dose of prussic acid.
Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice.
quotes.prolix.nu /Imagination   (721 words)

 Imagination Quotes - The Quotations Page
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.
www.quotationspage.com /subjects/imagination   (164 words)

 Imagination Quotes | Imagination Quotations | Imagination Sayings | Wisdom Quotes
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death.
Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception.
www.wisdomquotes.com /cat_imagination.html   (489 words)

 Amazon.frĀ : Imagination: Livres en anglais: Stephen Bayley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
As a result, a series of stills and designs inevitably can't quite do justice to the scale of their achievement, but the inclusion of preliminary sketches and outlines of the thought behind their work, provide tantalising insights into method and a working environment to be equally admired and envied.
Perhaps this, Imagination's philosophy ("to get there quicker") and practices, is the most impressive aspect of a book that illuminates the way forward for corporate presentation, in the most holistic, dare one say, Imaginative, fashion.
Imagination is a unique design and communications company, with offices in London, New York and Hong Kong.
www.amazon.fr /Imagination-Stephen-Bayley/dp/0714840858   (635 words)

 Imagination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Eighteenth-century constructions of sensibility draw on imagination as a pivotal term, but theories about the activity of imagination are as widely varied as theories of sensibility.
While Addison says that imagination is a product of human cultivation, which will only be strengthened with the further development of the race, Blair calls imagination primitive, that which has been banished and which has, in its wake, left the flaccid effusions of minds which understand neither tenderness nor sublimity.
Imagination can also lead to self-indulgence in its attempts to magnify its own power; Mackenzie consequently worries that the sentimental reader is more concerned with acting on the pure imagination than the sound one.
www.engl.virginia.edu /enec981/termpages/imagination.html   (301 words)

 Imagination! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is commonly referred to as The Imagination Institute (a fictional institute that is featured in some of the attractions) or by the name of one of the attractions that it holds.
In 1994, Captain EO was replaced by Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, starring Rick Moranis as Professor Wayne Szalinski and Eric Idle as the Imagination Institute chairman, Dr. Nigel Channing.
The actual name of the song; however, is "One Little Spark" and is the Imagineers unofficial theme song, although some believe the title to be the former.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Imagination!   (866 words)

 The Human Imagination... the nemesis of cognitive science
Since antiquity, the human imagination has been subjected to many empirical beliefs, some were probably credible, many not, although today it is also a matter under study by cognitive science.
Imagination and analyzing are so intertwined that they, for all practical purposes, are inseparable.
While imaginative, assumptive and analytical reasoning define actions, and within the current concept good terms to be using, descriptive and easy to relate to, accurate within the context of our current understanding, but they, as part of the established framework, may well be negatively influencing what is actually the case.
www.matrixbookstore.biz /imagination.htm   (2136 words)

 Imagination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
What imagination there is comes in the form of presentation; in the case of dollmaking, you’d say the base, or stand, upon which the doll is placed.
This is where you sit down and decide what kind of life form would exist on a certain type of planet; what to wear for the coronation of the Empress of the Universe.
Imagination is all around you; for good or evil; the power to create beauty or horror.
www.dollartists.ca /features/articles/imagination.html   (2878 words)

 Irrigating Deserts with Moral Imagination
He believed the imagination was a crucial contributor to the moral life, as well as an important source of pleasure in life and a vital evangelistic tool (much of Lewis’s effectiveness as an apologist lies in his ability to illuminate difficult concepts through apt analogies).
Although the word “imagination” does not appear in the lectures, this is Lewis’s fullest articulation of the importance of moral imagination.
Through the use of moral imagination in his writings, Lewis was attempting to preserve and pass on the traditional values of earlier ages to the modern world.
www.acton.org /publicat/randl/article.php?id=536   (909 words)

 HGSE News: Who Needs Imagination? An Interview with Professor Paul Harris
A: The message in my book The Work of the Imagination sums it up like this: suppose we think of pretend play and fantasy as something that's quite characteristic of young children—it makes them playful and endearing but doesn't really contribute to their later cognitive development and by adulthood it has in some sense disappeared.
The ability to construct such models in the imagination is, in my view, something that emerges from these very early capacities that children show to engage in pretend play and to think about a time and place that is removed from their current situation.
But if you look at children with autism and see how restricted their imagination is, you are forced to the conclusion that imagination is probably something that we can't do without, and not something that we need to overcome.
www.gse.harvard.edu /news/features/harris03012002.html   (2134 words)

 The Human Imagination
'Human Imagination' was being introduced to life on Earth, a quantum leap in the evolution of life.
It is a very special gift however because it has allowed an animal, such as we are, to peer beyond the veil and see startling new worlds never before seen by any animal on the planet.
'Human Imagination' has allowed mankind to climb from the valley of the ordinary to the peak of the mountain, where all of natures’s wonders lie before it.
pages.prodigy.com /suna/imagine.htm   (964 words)

 Amazon.com: Imagination: Music: Brian Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Imagination isn't essential listening, even for Brian Wilson cultists, but it proves that when the mood hits, he can still sing the summertime blues.
Remarkably, I think it works nicely with Brian's sound-- the vocal harmonies are all present and as lush as you would hope, but with an edge to the recording that separates it.
From the optimistic opening of "Your Imagination" to the final track "Happy Days", the whole album is like a breath of fresh air that all Wilson and Beach Boys fans will love.
www.amazon.com /Imagination-Brian-Wilson/dp/B000007NCL   (1430 words)

So, because of human imagination, we can think about what its like to be dead, and we can give ourselves death.
This makes me think that imagination is the cause of every non-impulsive thought or action a person makes.
Without imagination, there wouldnt be such a great understanding of past, or the understanding of whats to come.
www.doingmyhomework.com /show_essay/563.html   (126 words)

 Imagination Page
Imagination were a British trio from the '80's.
Errol met Leee and Ashley in early 1981, after which they formed Imagination as a pop / soul three-piece.
Having switched to RCA Records in 1986, Imagination made a comeback in 1988 with 'Instinctual'.
www.soulwalking.co.uk /Imagination.html   (275 words)

 Custom Publishing, Custom Media - Imagination Publishing
Custom publishing is the art of tailoring marketing messages—via magazines, newsletters, e-content or other channels—to make them meaningful for their intended audience.
Imagination, there is nothing we are more passionate about than helping our clients meet this goal.
James Meyers, president of Imagination Publishing, was named one of the top-ten entrants in Inc. magazine's "Self-Made in America Contest.".
www.imaginepub.com   (134 words)

 Imagination Technologies is a leading technology licensing company, developing core intellectual property (IP) for the ...
Imagination Technologies is a leading technology licensing company, developing core intellectual property (IP) for the digital world.
Imagination Technologies develops and licenses silicon and software IP for today's multimedia and communication devices.
Imagination Technologies gives developers the inside track on PowerVR Mobile 3D at GDC Expo 2006
www.imgtec.com   (284 words)

 imagination - Definitions from Dictionary.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-2.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
the faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.
the power of reproducing images stored in the memory under the suggestion of associated images (reproductive imagination) or of recombining former experiences in the creation of new images directed at a specific goal or aiding in the solution of problems (creative imagination).
Fancy especially suggests mental invention that is whimsical, capricious, or playful and that is characteristically well removed from reality: “All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity”; (Samuel Johnson).
dictionary.reference.com.cob-web.org:8888 /search?q=imagination   (396 words)

 Imagination; Macclesfield's Creative Industries Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Imagination take part once more in the Cultural Festival.
Membership of Imagination is free, so if you wish to join us all you need to do is complete this form or email imagination@macclesfield.gov.uk
We are interested to hear of any news from you or details of any projects you may be working on.
www.imagination.org.uk   (170 words)

 Imagination by Brian Wilson CD
IMAGINATION includes a remake of the Beach Boys' "Let Him Run Wild" and a Jimmy Buffett collaboration, "South American," that gives "Kokomo" a run for its money.
It's only the second album of new material Wilson has made in the 25 or so years he's spent lolling around his swimming pool, and it's a damn shame because at its best, which those two songs aren't, it flirts with perfection.
He thrives on little complexities, like the strange modulations in the doo-woppy "Keep An Eye On Summer" and the extra chords in "Lay Down Burden" over which he stretches a stock pop melody.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1099943/a/Imagination.htm   (370 words)

 Amazon.com: The Very Best of Imagination: Music: Imagination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Imagination, a trio out of France, cranked out hit after hit, and this compilation has them all.
I haven't heard it, but based on Imagination, I can only think that it is excellent.
Imagination had the jams back in the day Like Just An Illusion,Body Talk.Typical of The Tight Bands from Back in the day.Great Musicians who could GrooveandGive Up The Slow Jams.Alot Of FunandTImeless Jams.
www.amazon.com /Very-Best-Imagination/dp/B000005RJA   (1006 words)

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