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Imagination
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[German Version]

I. Philosophy – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Ethics – IV. Power of Imagination

I. Philosophy

Imagination or fantasy (Gk φαντασία/phantasía, Lat. phantasia; Lat./Eng./Fr. imaginatio[n], “appearance, mental image, idea”; cf. also Gk φάντασμα/phántasma, “appearance, dream image, vision”) is the primarily pictographic conception of things that dominates in memory and recreation (as in dreams). Its elementary activity also…

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Recki, Birgit and Linde, Gesche, “Imagination”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024367>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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