- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: May 2020
- Print publication year: 2020
- Online ISBN: 9781108580298
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108580298
The human imagination manifests in countless different forms. We imagine the possible and the impossible. How do we do this so effortlessly? Why did the capacity for imagination evolve and manifest with undeniably manifold complexity uniquely in human beings? This handbook reﬂects on such questions by collecting perspectives on imagination from leading experts. It showcases a rich and detailed analysis on how the imagination is understood across several disciplines of study, including anthropology, archaeology, medicine, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and the arts. An integrated theoretical-empirical-applied picture of the ﬁeld is presented, which stands to inform researchers, students, and practitioners about the issues of relevance across the board when considering the imagination. With each chapter, the nature of human imagination is examined – what it entails, how it evolved, and why it singularly deﬁnes us as a species.
Elkhonon Goldberg - Clinical Professor, New York University School of Medicine
Kathleen Stock - University of Sussex
Gerald Cupchik - University of Toronto
Scott Barry Kaufman - University of Pennsylvania
Shen-yi Liao - University of Puget Sound, Washington
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