HONORS 251 - Honors Humanities Seminar
Section: 002 Imagination
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Requirements & Distribution:
Honors, Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
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.
Primary Instructor:

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)
4LSA Hnrs
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with RC Hums 356.001
002 (SEM)
1LSA Hnrs
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
13LSA Hnrs
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 081956205X
Saving the appearances : a study in idolatry, Author: Owen Barfield., Publisher: Wesleyan University Press 2. ed. 1988
ISBN: 081956026X
Poetic diction : a study in meaning, Author: by Owen Barfield ; foreword by Howard Nemerov ; afterword by the author., Publisher: Wesleyan University Press 2nd ed. 1987
ISBN: 019281074X
The prelude; or, Growth of a poet's mind (text of 1805), Author: edited from the manuscripts with an introduction and notes by Ernest de Selincourt., Publisher: Oxford U.P. 2nd ed. 1970
ISBN: 0192823523
The interpretation of dreams, Author: Sigmund Freud ; translated by Joyce Crick ; with an introduction and notes by Richie Robertson., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1999
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