Imagination in Discourse and in Action

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 7)


The question considered in this essay can be stated in the following terms: Can the conception of imagination, first set out in the context of a theory of metaphor centered around the notion of semantic innovation, be expanded outside the sphere of discourse to which it originally belonged?


Narrative Structure Reference Effect Semantic Field Productive Imagination Metaphorical Process 
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  1. 1.
    A French version of this article, written in honor of Mgr Henri Van Camp, first appeared in Savoir, faire espérer: les limites de la raison, Publications des Facultés Universitaires Saint Louis, Bruxelles, 1976.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    E. Levinas, ‘Sens et existence’, p. 28.Google Scholar

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