Feeling and Imagination: The Vibrant Flux of Our Existence

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Psychology - 223 pages
This book is a humanistic inquiry into the nature of feeling, with particular emphasis upon the way that imagination, idealization, consummation, and the aesthetic contribute not only to the texture of our experience but also to the values that are generated by means of them. Love, sex, and compassion are studied as modes of attachment that human beings create, very often as the outcome of prior failures in their personal relations.
 

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Contents

Imagination
21
Idealization
59
Consummation
95
The Aesthetic
143
Affective Failure and Renewal
179
Notes
209
Index
217
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Page ix - The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was.

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Irving Singer is Professor of Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Sex and Explorations in Love and Sex.

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