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The Rational Imagination

How People Create Alternatives to Reality (Bradford Books)

by Ruth M. J. Byrne

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cognition & cognitive psychology,
  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • Creative Ability,
  • Movements - Humanism,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Cognitive Psychology,
  • Psychology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages268
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9499413M
    ISBN 100262524740
    ISBN 109780262524742

    Aristotle defines this kind of imagination as the rational imagination (phantasia logistike/bouleutike) with ability to unite and combine empirical sensations. The active role of uniting and combining is defined as a ‘synthetic practice’ [20] and is therefore constructive in nature. Poetic Justice book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Start by marking “Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life” as Want to Read: at least in part, to the popular influence of schools of thought that separates emotion from rational arguments and devalues the role of the emotions/5.

    David Hume: Imagination. David Hume (–) approaches questions in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics and aesthetics via questions about our minds. For example, before addressing the epistemological question of whether we have any justification for our beliefs about unobserved states of affairs, Hume asks which of our cognitive faculties is responsible for these beliefs. Dewey (), Byrne’s book, The Rational Imagination, tells us much about how we think. And in an era when good sentiment and good judgement are unjustly confused by another new generation of lay and academic psychologists, Byrne’s book is beneficial: It is a book that tells us what it is we actually do rather than what it is we should do.

    Imagination is the ability to produce and simulate novel objects, peoples and ideas in the mind without any immediate input of the is also described as the forming of experiences in the mind, which can be re-creations of past experiences such as vivid memories with imagined changes, or they can be completely invented and possibly fantastic scenes. Get this from a library! Impossible dreams: rationality, integrity, and moral imagination. [Susan E Babbitt] -- Conventional wisdom and commonsense morality tend to take the integrity of persons for granted. But for people in systematically unjust societies, self-respect and human dignity may prove to be.


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The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality (A Bradford Book) Paperback – Janu by5/5(1). The human imagination remains one of the last uncharted terrains of the mind.

This accessible and original monograph explores a central aspect of the imagination, the creation of counterfactual alternatives to reality, and claims that imaginative thoughts are guided by the same principles that underlie rational thoughts.

The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality (A Bradford Book) - Kindle edition by Byrne, Ruth M. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.5/5(1). The Rational Imagination book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

The human imagination remains one of the last uncharted ter /5. The human imagination remains one of the last uncharted terrains of the mind. This accessible and original monograph explores a central aspect of the imagination, the creation of counterfactual alternatives to reality, and claims that imaginative thoughts are guided by the same principles that underlie rational thoughts/5(12).

The human imagination remains one of the last uncharted terrains of the mind. This accessible and original monograph explores a central aspect of the imagination 4/5(1). The Rational Imagination The human imagination remains one of the last uncharted terrains of the mind. People often imagine how events might have turned out “if only” something had been different.

The Rational Imagination (Book Review). The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality Article (PDF Available) in Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30(); discussion December with 2, Reads.

Buy The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality (A Bradford Book) New Ed by Ruth M J Byrne (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Rational Imagination is really two books in one.

The descriptive book summarizes many interesting results of the psychology experiments Byrne and her associates have done on how people’s counterfactual reasoning tends to be influenced.

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Everyday low. The rational imagination and other possibilities Article (PDF Available) in Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30() - December with Reads How we measure 'reads'. claim in the book is that counterfactual thoughts are organised along the same principles as rational thought.

The idea that the counterfactual imagination is rational depends on three steps: (1) humans are capable of rational thought; (2) they make inferences.

Byrne has written a terrific book that is, nevertheless, based on a mistaken assumption – that imagination is largely rational.

I argue in this commentary that her book follows very well, if one accepts her assumption of rationality, but that the bulk of the evidence available to us contradicts this : Robert J. Sternberg. The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality by Ruth M.

Byrne A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name.

The Rational Imagination: How People Create Alternatives to Reality. Cambridge MA: The MIT Press, pp, ISBN: Introducing The Rational Imagination, Ruth Byrne tells us that rational thought has turned out to be “more imaginative than cognitive scientists supposed,” and—more to.

The rational imagination: how people create alternatives to reality (1st ed., pp.). By R. Byrne. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, ISBN 0‐‐‐1Author: Terry Connolly.

In the daytime, his rational mind prevails, and his intellectual mind is able to keep the story in check, but at night, his imagination is engaged, and the story engrosses him.

Utterson’s curiosity is drawing him into Enfield’s tale.The central claim in the book is that counterfactual thoughts are organised along the same principles as rational thought. The idea that the counterfactual imagination is rational depends on three steps: (1) humans are capable of rational thought; (2) they make inferences by thinking about possibilities; and (3) their counterfactual thoughts."The human imagination remains one of the last uncharted terrains of the mind.

This accessible and original monograph explores a central aspect of the imagination, the creation of counterfactual alternatives to reality, and claims that imaginative thoughts are guided by the same principles that underlie rational thoughts.