Unprecedented creativity: an analysis of the metaphor of learning with the heart

Learning with the Heart is a process in which images from memory conflate with imagination and sensation to generate transpersonal awareness. Highlights of the occidental understanding of learning with the heart, embedded in poetic images, religious metaphors, ritualistic gestures, and biological in...

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Published in:Philosophy & theology
Main Author: Lendvay, Gregory C. ca. 20./21. Jh.
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
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Published: [2016]
In:Philosophy & theology
Year: 2016, Volume: 28, Issue: 2, Pages: 373-408
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Corbin, Henry 1903-1978 / Learning / Heart
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Summary:Learning with the Heart is a process in which images from memory conflate with imagination and sensation to generate transpersonal awareness. Highlights of the occidental understanding of learning with the heart, embedded in poetic images, religious metaphors, ritualistic gestures, and biological insights as explained by Gerald Edelman, provide a background to examine learning with the heart. Henri Corbin’s metaphor of imaginal perception, the conflation of diverse awarenesses held together and valued through the energy of the heart, can be a focus for examining learning with the heart embedded in ordinary experiences such as in the classroom, in meditation, or in conversation. Corbin’s work invites us to understand the status sui generis of the procreative heart. It has evolutionary implications through generating an unprecedented valuation of the immediate conflation of embodied memory, sensation, and imagination.
ISSN:0890-2461
Contains:Enthalten in: Philosophy & theology
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.5840/philtheol2016102562