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Essay on the Creative Imagination

Théodule-Armand Ribot

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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

It is quite generally recognized that psychology has remained in the semi-mythological, semi-scholastic period longer than most attempts at scientific formulization. For a long time it has been the spook science" per se, and the imagination, now analyzed by M. Ribot in such a masterly manner, has been one of the most persistent, apparently real, though very indefinite, of psychological spooks. Whereas people have been accustomed to speak of the imagination as an entity sui generis, as a lofty something found only in long-haired, wild-eyed "geniuses," constituting indeed the center of a cult, our author, Prometheus-like, has brought it down from the heavens, and has clearly shown that imagination is a function of mind common to all men in some degree, and that it is shown in as highly developed form in commercial leaders and practical inventors as in the most bizarre of romantic idealists. The only difference is that the manifestation is not the same." - Albert H. N. Baron, in translator's preface to Essai sur l'imagination créatrice

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

40:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:12