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John Sallis


Der Sinn des Elementaren
Übers. v. Tobias Keiling u. Daniela Vallega-Neu

[Force of Imagination. The Sense of the Elemental.]

2010. XII, 304 pages.

Philosophische Untersuchungen 24

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ISBN 978-3-16-149127-6
Published in German.
Through rigorous phenomenological and hermeneutical analyses, John Sallis develops an original conception of imagination and of its relation to time, to self and other, to art, and to the elemental in nature.

The English edition of this work was published by Indiana University Press.
In this major work, John Sallis probes the very nature of imagination and reveals how its force extends into all spheres of human life. While drawing critically on the entire history of philosophy, Sallis's work takes up a vantage point determined by the contemporary deconstruction of the classical opposition between sensible and intelligible. Thus, in reinterrogating the nature of imagination, this work carries out a radical turn to the sensible and to the elemental in nature. Advancing through rigorous phenomenological and hermeneutical analyses, the author also draws on the poetic word of such figures as Shakespeare, Hölderlin, and Keats; thereby he offers an original and fundamental approach to the questions of the image, of time, of self and other, and of the nature of art. Above all, imagination, now liberated from subjectivity, is shown to play a decisive role both in drawing together the moments of our experience of sensible things and in opening experience to the encompassing light, atmosphere, earth, and sky.

The English edition of this work was published by Indiana University Press.

John Sallis Geboren 1938; 1964 PhD, Tulane University; seit 2005 Frederick J. Adelmann Professor für Philosophie am Boston College, USA; Ehrendoktor der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br.

Daniela Vallega-Neu No current data available.

Tobias Keiling ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Philosophie der Universität Bonn; 2019/2020 Feodor Lynen-Forschungsstipendiat der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung am Somerville College der Universität Oxford.


The following reviews are known:

In: IASLonline — http://www.iaslonline.de/index.php?vorgang_id=3261 (09/2012) (Jan Urbich)