Between Pathos and Logos: Miki Kiyoshi and the Logic of Imagination
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AbstractThe presentation addresses Miki Kiyoshi’s contribution to the philosophy of productive imagination and contends that the originality of Miki’s contribution is to be evaluated against the background of Heidegger’s and Cassirer’s works. The presentation will show that in line with Heidegger, Miki conceives of imagination not as an empirical, but as an ontological and transcendental power; yet in contrast to Heidegger, Miki conceives of the logic of imagination as the cornerstone of a theory of action. So also, following Cassirer, Miki conceives of imagination not just as the creation of images, but as the production of symbolic forms; yet in contrast to Cassirer, Miki conceptualizes the logic of imagination as the logic that grasps the essence of experience, and not only the initial stages of psychic and social development. In the final analysis, Miki’s qualification of the logic of imagination as the mediation between pathos and logos constitutes his unique contribution to the philosophy of productive imagination.
Acceptance Date29/06/2017
All Author(s) ListSaulius Geniusas
Name of ConferencePhenomenology and Aesthetics. The 3rd Conference on Traditions and Perspectives of the Phenomenological Movement in Central and Eastern Europe
Start Date of Conference29/06/2017
End Date of Conference01/07/2017
Place of ConferenceRiga
Country/Region of ConferenceLatvia
Year2017
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsMiki Kiyoshi, Kyoto School, phenomenology, productive imagination, myth

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