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Imaginative Horizons: An Essay in Literary-Philosophical Anthropology

Vincent Crapanzano


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 th ... More

Keywords: experiences, possibility, human sciences, imaginative horizons, creativity, imagination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226118734
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226118758.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vincent Crapanzano, author