Understanding Imagination: Towards a New Humanitarian Paradigm
The article deals with the problem of imagination interpreted in a broad historical and philosophical
perspective. it is shown that european metaphysics have for a long time neglected imagination in favour
of reason. in contrast to this position, the necessity of considering imagination in a new way is postulated –
as a leading creative force of the human being. in this connection, the ideas of henri Corbin and gilbert
durand are analysed as a possible source of new ways of humanitarian discourse.