RCHUMS 307 - Imagination
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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This course hypothesizes that imagination can be a rigorous and objective faculty. What is its relationship to rationality? To insight and innovation? Does some form of imagination have a place in science and ethics? The key faculty of metaphorical thinking will be considered in some depth, as will the function of imagination in scientific discovery, the psychology of perception, politics, and visual art.

Course Requirements:

Students are expected to write two short papers (10 pp.) The heart of this course will be a series of seminars, in which students will present on topics of their choice.

Intended Audience:

This course is taught ENTIRELY IN ENGLISH, and it has no prerequisites. It is most like a course in philosophy or intellectual history, but it’s open to and intended for anyone who feels a strong desire to understand the roots of creativity.


RCHUMS 307 - Imagination
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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