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Title The way of imagination : essays / Scott Russell Sanders.
Author Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- author.
Publication Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2020.
Edition First hardcover edition.
Description xii, 259 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-259).
Summary "Prize-winning essayist Scott Russell Sanders explores the role of imagination in art, science, and ethics. He shows that bold acts of imagination are key to healing our divided society and damaged Earth. If it were not so common a talent, we would recognize imagination as a superpower rivaling anything dreamed up for comic-book heroes. How astonishing, that the mind can envision possibilities not present to eyes, ears, or fingers. How astonishing, that a painter can see shapes and colors on a blank canvas, a composer can hear notes amid silence, a mathematician can formulate equations never before written. How astonishing, that people suffering under tyranny can foresee liberation and survivors living among ruins can lay out a path to recovery. Woven through his reflections on issues vital to human survival and flourishing, Sanders tells the story of his own intellectual and moral journey from a childhood religion to an adult philosophy of life. He reveals how that philosophy is tested when his son is diagnosed with stage-four cancer. He recounts how he and his wife, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, leave their beloved old house and build a new one to accommodate her needs, and how they turn their handsome new shell into a home and their rawcity lot into a garden"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Imagination.
Addl. Author Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- Living midnight.
Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- Immersed in mystery.
Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- Near and distant bears.
Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- Useless beauty.
Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- Infinite extent of our relations.
Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- Language vs. lies.
Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- Conscience and resistance.
Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- Kinship and kindness.
Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- Suffering of strangers.
Sanders, Scott R. (Scott Russell), 1945- Neighbors.
Addl. Title Essays. Selections
ISBN 9781640093652
1640093656
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