Moran publishes The Philosophical Imagination

May 9, 2017
cover of the philosophical imagination

Brian D Young Professor of Philosophy Richard Moran has published a collection of essays entitled The Philosophical Imagination (Oxford UP, 2017).

The essays in the collection explore a range of philosophical topics—aesthetics, philosophy of mind and action, and moral psychology—drawing together topics that are often treated in isolation. Moran's book, which will be available in June, takes a keen interest in the role the imagination plays in "our responsiveness to art, to literature, to the lives of other persons, and in the practice of philosophy itself." They also engage the work of a a variety of writers, including Bernard Williams, Stanley Cavell, Harry Frankfurt, Iris Murdoch, Immanuel Kant, and Marcel Proust.