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Poetics of Imagining

Modern to Postmodern

Richard Kearney

Paperback (Printed to Order)
Richard Kearney has produced a new and revised paperback edition of his classic book Poetics of Imagining. This volume offers an accessible account of the major theories of imagination in modern European thought. It analyses and assesses the decisive contributions made to our understanding of the imaginary life of phenomenology (Husserl, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Bachelard), hermeuneutics (Heidegger, Ricoeur) and post-modernism (Vattimo, Kristeva, Lyotard). Richard Kearney achieves this with a coherent and committed approach which displays his own passionate concern for the claims of imagination in our post-modern world of fragmentation and fracture.


Dazzling in its range of reference and philosophic subtlety.
- Terry Eagleton
Makes difficult thought available to readers with no background in philosophy.
Highly informative and enlightening.