A Brief History of an Unachieved Definition

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


The chapter provides a history of the concept of imagination from ancient Greece to contemporary Western world. It introduces the main theoretical framework and authors, who are used in this book to develop the concept of imaginative processes as higher mental function.


Imaginative processes History of ideas History of sciences 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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