Coleridge and the Nature of Imagination

Evolution, Engagement with the World, and Poetry

  • Authors
  • David Ward

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. David Ward
    Pages 1-4
  3. David Ward
    Pages 19-33
  4. David Ward
    Pages 34-51
  5. David Ward
    Pages 52-70
  6. David Ward
    Pages 71-129
  7. David Ward
    Pages 130-150
  8. David Ward
    Pages 151-207
  9. David Ward
    Pages 208-226
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 227-264

About this book


Examining a range of Coleridge's writings, this book uses recent scientific research to understand how we have evolved to make mental representations of the counterfactual, how such transformative essays in Imagination have enabled humans to survive, to prosper and to express themselves in the sciences, the arts and particularly in poetry.


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