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Sallis, Brann, and the Problem of Imagination

Sallis, Brann, and the Problem of Imagination 106 Sallis, Brann, and the Problem of Imagination BERNARD FREYDBERG Slippery Rock University ... my business here is only with imagery this side of miracle or madness.1 - Eva Brann And yet, philosophy has its wings, too, as well as its madness.2 -John Sallis If only it were a question of addition. That is, if only the task set by Brann's massive study The World of the Imagination: Sum and Substance and the one set by Sallis' sustained meditation on imagination through several books (begin- ning with The Gathering of Reason and moving through Delimitations, Spacings- of Reason and Ima.gination, Echoes, Stone and Double Truth) could be accomplished by adding their texts together. For in that case, we would have an exhaus- tive survey of the imagination-both in its ordinary and in its extraordinary manifestations, both in its sanity and in its madness. But the prospect of such an addition presents itself at once as excessive on both sides: madness and miracle exceed every attempt to locate them as members of an arithmetic equation, while sanity and ordinariness must expel madness and miraculous- ness in order to remain what they are-unless these logical difl'erences mask an inner kinship http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Sallis, Brann, and the Problem of Imagination

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 29 (1): 106 – Jan 1, 1999

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© 1999 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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106 Sallis, Brann, and the Problem of Imagination BERNARD FREYDBERG Slippery Rock University ... my business here is only with imagery this side of miracle or madness.1 - Eva Brann And yet, philosophy has its wings, too, as well as its madness.2 -John Sallis If only it were a question of addition. That is, if only the task set by Brann's massive study The World of the Imagination: Sum and Substance and the one set by Sallis' sustained meditation on imagination through several books (begin- ning with The Gathering of Reason and moving through Delimitations, Spacings- of Reason and Ima.gination, Echoes, Stone and Double Truth) could be accomplished by adding their texts together. For in that case, we would have an exhaus- tive survey of the imagination-both in its ordinary and in its extraordinary manifestations, both in its sanity and in its madness. But the prospect of such an addition presents itself at once as excessive on both sides: madness and miracle exceed every attempt to locate them as members of an arithmetic equation, while sanity and ordinariness must expel madness and miraculous- ness in order to remain what they are-unless these logical difl'erences mask an inner kinship

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1999

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