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The Imagination

Lynes, Philippe

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This essay proposes the imagination as a new concept for materialism through an interrogation of what therein resists traditional philosophical discourse, and ultimately what Heidegger calls technological positionality or enframing. Drawing from an unpublished 1970–1971 seminar of Derrida’s on materialism, I explore the interplay between the imagination and matter, art and space, in Aristotle, Plato, Heidegger, and Ponge.


Lynes, P. (2019). The Imagination. Philosophy Today: An International Journal of Contemporary Philosophy, 63(4), 943-957.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 30, 2019
Online Publication Date Jan 11, 2020
Publication Date Oct 1, 2019
Deposit Date Oct 31, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jan 23, 2020
Journal Philosophy Today
Print ISSN 0031-8256
Electronic ISSN 2329-8596
Publisher Philosophy Documentation Center
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 63
Issue 4
Pages 943-957
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