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[Xmca-l] Re: Imagination

Henry, Mike, and others interested in this topic.

I too see the affinities with notions of the third *space* and the analogy
to *gap-filling*
I am on holiday so limited access to internet.
However, I wanted to mention Raymond Williams and his notion of "structures
of feeling" that David K references. This notion is explored under the
notion of historical *styles* that exist as a *set* of modalities that hang
together.  This notion suggests there is a form of knowing that is forming
but has not yet formed [but can be "felt" [perceived??] if we think
imaginatively.  Raymond explores the imaginal as *style*
On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 4:38 PM, HENRY SHONERD <hshonerd@gmail.com> wrote:
> Mike and Larry,
> I promise to read your profer, but just want to say how jazzed up I am now
> about this thread. My mind has been going wild, the mind as Larry construes
> it. I ended up just now with a triad, actually various triads, finally
> found my old friend Serpinski. Part now of my notebooks of the mind, as
> Vera would construe it. I’ll be back! Gap adentro, luega pa’ fuera.
> Fractally yours,
> Henry
> > On Dec 12, 2014, at 5:09 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> >
> > For those interested in the imagination thread, attached are two articles
> > by philosophers who have worried about the issue.
> >
> > My current interest stems from the work of CHAT theorists like
> Zaporozhets
> > and his students who studied the development of imagination in a manner
> > that, it turns out, goes back to Kant's notion of productive
> imagination. I
> > am not advocating going back to Kant, and have no intention of doing so.
> > But these ideas seem worth pursuing as explicated in the attached texts.
> >
> > Through reading the Russians and then these philosophers, I came upon the
> > idea that perception and imagination are very closely linked at several
> > levels of analysis. This is what, in our naivete, Ettienne and I argued
> in
> > our paper on imagination sent around earlier as a means of access to the
> > work of the blind-deaf psychologist, Alexander Suvorov. Moreover, such
> > views emphasize the future orientation of the perception/imagination
> > process. I believe that these views have direct relevance to Kris's paper
> > to be found on the KrisRRQ thread, and also speak to concerns about the
> > role of different forms of symbolic play in development.
> >
> > So here are the papers on the imagination thread. Perhaps they will prove
> > useful for those interested.
> > mike
> >
> > --
> > It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science with an
> > object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
> > <Imagination and Perception by P.F. Strawson.pdf>