Imaginative HorizonsAn Essay in Literary-Philosophical Anthropology

Imaginative HorizonsAn Essay in Literary-Philosophical Anthropology

Vincent Crapanzano

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780226118734

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Abstract

How do people make sense of their experiences? How do they understand possibility? How do they limit possibility? These questions are central to all the human sciences. Here, the book offers a powerfully creative new way to think about human experience: the notion of imaginative horizons. Imaginative horizons are the blurry boundaries that separate the here and now from what lies beyond, in time and space. These horizons, this book argues, deeply influence both how we experience our lives and how we interpret those experiences, and this book here sets himself the task of exploring the roles that creativity and imagination play in our experience of the world.