Imagination in Science

  • Luana PoliseliEmail author
  • Charbel N. El-Hani
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


This chapter comments on the book from the perspective of the developments in philosophy of science and intercultural communication. It raises a number of issues to be further discussed in order to continue inquiry into Tateo’s approach. It discusses how imaginative processes are engaged in modeling work in science. It also shows how, facing the environmental challenges that require an innovative thinking, relational empathy can play a rather important role in co-construction of knowledge and understanding through transdisciplinary processes.


Imaginative processes Scientific models Pragmatic views Rational empathy 



Luana Poliseli is grateful for the doctoral grant conceived by the Brazilian Coordination for Improvement of Higher Personnel (CAPES, Finance Code 001) and for the interuniversity exchange financial support conceived by the Interuniversity Exchange Program (PDSE, Process n. {88881.123457/2016-01}). Charbel N. El-Hani thanks the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) for Productivity in Research Grant (n. 303011/2017-3) and for support to the National Institute of Science and Technology in Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies in Ecology and Evolution (INCT IN-TREE) (n. 465767/2014-1). And, for support to INCT IN-TREE, he also thanks the Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) (n. 23038.000776/2017-54).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal University of BahiaSalvadorBrazil

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