A Glance on the Imaginative Processes

  • Luca Tateo
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


In the second chapter, some historical cases are presented, illustrating the role of imaginative processes in the development of scientific and philosophical ideas. A first exploration of the features of imaginative work is discussed. Then, the idea of imaginative work is proposed as one of the starting points for the process of investigation.


Imaginative processes History of ideas Hume Intentionality Teleogenesis Gap feeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Federal University of BahiaSalvadorBrazil

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