Verso una topica dell'immaginazione

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Abstract

In this paper I will outline a genealogy which could contribute to Siri Hustvedt’s very important statement in her essay Three Emotional Stories: Reflection on Memory, the Imagination, Narrative, and the Self (2011): ‘Writing fiction is remembering what never happened.’ Hustvedt’s essay offers a wonderful analysis of the role of memory and imagi- nation in narrative. But how to situate their very space in human behaviour and mind? Can we outline a topic of imagination in its relation with memory? I suggest that an appropriate blend between the long tradition of philosophical anthropology and the new neuroscientific interpretations of embodied simulation could help us to refine our concepts of imagination and memory.
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospitel ‘pensiero per immagini’ e le forme dell’invisibile/Das ‘Denken in Bildern’ und die Formen des Unsichtbaren
Pagine235-251
Numero di pagine17
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020

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Cometa, M. (2020). Verso una topica dell'immaginazione. In l ‘pensiero per immagini’ e le forme dell’invisibile/Das ‘Denken in Bildern’ und die Formen des Unsichtbaren (pagg. 235-251)