In Amy Kind (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Imagination. Routledge (2016)

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Dustin Stokes
University of Utah
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This paper surveys historical and recent philosophical discussions of the relations between imagination and creativity. In the first two sections, it covers two insufficiently studied analyses of the creative imagination, that of Kant and Sartre, respectively. The next section discusses imagination and its role in scientific discovery, with particular emphasis on the writings of Michael Polanyi, and on thought experiments and experimental design. The final section offers a brief discussion of some very recent work done on conceptual relations between imagination and creativity.
Keywords imagination  creativity  scientific discovery  Kant  Sartre  Polanyi  thought experiments  experimental design
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