Creativity, Imagination, Logic
Meditations for the Eleventh Hour
Originally published in 1973. This final collection of thought by founder of the New School for Social Research in New York, Horace M. Kallen, touches on topics from language to death and from freedom to value. The author’s treatise explores his understanding of logic and existence.
Table of Contents
Foreword as Afterthought Part 1 1. Ex Nihilo 2. Mythologies, Other Interpretations and Rationalizations 3.Creativity, Evolution and Creative Man 4. Creativity, Death, Nothingness 5. The Genius and His Inspiration 6. Imagination and Image-Making 7. Imagination, Mimesis, in the Struggle for Survival 8. Existence as Value: Culture 9. Original and Image: Truth 10. Figures and Configurations in Philosophic Images 11. The Image as Dream 12. Image, Learning, Myth as Survival-Values 13. Back to the Word and the Name 14. The Logos of Language 15. Pursuit of Precision, Hunger for Certainty 16. Precision, Certainty, and the Rhetoric Art 17. The Rhetoric of Science Part 2: Reprise: Creativity, Imagination, Logic and the Society of Free Men 18. The Time of Our Lives as We Live Them Out 19. Power, Authority and the Price of Peace 20. How Intelligence and Intellect Serve Survival, and Fail To 21. Some Philosophic Images of the Free Man 22. The Free Man’s Free Society 23. Survival as Immortality, Immortality as Experience 24. Philosophic Images of Value and Existence as Optimism, Pessimism, Meliorism