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Imagination Now: A Richard Kearney Reader (Paperback)
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Imagination Now: A Richard Kearney Reader (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 16/08/2019
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The world is increasingly polarized along religious, ethnic, race, gender, class, and ideological lines. But must such diversity necessarily breed suspicion, fear, or violence? Richard Kearney invites us to consider another path. He wagers that the cause of our divisions often lies not in difference but in a lack of creative imagination. Ever in a spirit of dialogue, he shows how poetics and narrative imagination can break the hold of hostility and open new possibilities of reconciliation, accomplishing what moral arguments alone cannot. Now, more than ever, there is an urgent need for Kearney's work, which addresses our current moment of crisis and division, providing pathways of creative response and healing. This book follows Kearney's journey through the fields of philosophy of the imagination, hermeneutics, philosophy of religion, ethics, psychology, practical philosophy, and politics. The selection of writings in this volume offers to the specialist and the general reader a concise, well-rounded entry into one of the most prolific and wide-ranging thinkers in contemporary philosophy.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
ISBN: 9781786609212
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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Murray E. Littlejohn has prepared a gift for those new to Richard Kearney's work and a valuable compendium for those already familiar. It is an exceptional constellation of essays that map the contours of Kearney's ranging conversations and comprehensive writings on the imagination. More than this, it is a catalyst for further reflections on the imagination with Kearney and the philosophical hermeneutical tradition from which he was formed. Such reflections are vital for our times disciplined by imaginations contained, embraced, and subjected by economic and technological rationalities, wherein nothing and no one remains exempt from the market or the machine. Kearney's writings, as this collection has gathered, offer help-help to imagine again, to imagine differently. -- Ashley Moyse, McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow in Christian Ethics and Public Life, University of Oxford
An invaluable resource for anyone interested in Richard Kearney's continuous impact and influence on the fields of philosophy and religion, not least because of its helpful introduction to Kearney's work, his background, and the philosophical legacy that he was schooled in and continues to advance. -- Michael Oliver, Departmental Lecturer in Modern Theology, University of Oxford

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