HONORS 251 - Honors Humanities Seminar
Section: 002 Imagination
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Open to Honors students. May be repeated for credit with permission of department.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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The Romantics made major claims for imagination: that it was both an artistic and cognitive faculty. Thus the seminar will begin by considering both the structure of the Romantic literary imagination and the romantic theory of knowledge in works by Wordsworth, Blake, Coleridge, Kant, and Fichte. Attention will then shift to more general questions: Does artistic imagination tell us anything about reality? Can imagination become a rigorous mode of cognition? What is its relationship to rationality? Does some form of imagination have a place in science and ethics? The nature of metaphorical thinking will be considered, as will the function of imagination in scientific revolutions, the psychology of perception, and visual art.

HONORS 251 - Honors Humanities Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
1LSA Hnrs
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Race & Identity in Music meets with RC Core 334.001 and CAAS 358.002
002 (SEM)
2LSA Hnrs
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This is Imagination with Prof. Amrine
003 (SEM)
3LSA Hnrs
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This is the Politics of Religion and Secularism with Prof. George Hoffmann.
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