Search for dissertations about: "imagination"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 83 swedish dissertations containing the word imagination.

  1. 1. Can Imagination Give Rise to Knowledge?

    Author : Madeleine Hyde; Anandi Hattiangadi; Mikael Janvid; Amy Kind; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; imagination; knowledge; belief; justification; Philosophy; filosofi;

    Abstract : My thesis centres on the question of whether imaginative states can give rise to knowledge - including whether, and the extent to which, imaginative states can justify beliefs. Across seven chapters, I answer that imaginative states can indeed give rise to knowledge. The first and final chapters introduce and summarise the thesis. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Transformative Imagination : Re-imagining the world towards sustainability

    Author : Diego Galafassi; Victor Galaz; Tim Daw; Karen O'Brien; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ways of knowing; transformations; complexity; futures; practice; transdisciplinarity; creativity; art-based; embodied meaning; action-research; science-policy; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    Abstract : A central task for sustainability science in the Anthropocene is to offer guidance on alternative pathways of change. Even though this search and implementation of pathways towards sustainability is likely to require profound social-ecological transformations, little is yet known about the individual and collective capacities needed to support such transformations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Imagination, variation, and firm behavior : observations from 3G

    Author : Joakim Björkdahl; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : imagination; theory of firm; uncertainty; routine; variation; investments; 3G; guiding action; management; behavior;

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  4. 4. The multifaceted role of imagination in science and religion : A critical examination of its epistemic, creative and meaning-making functions

    Author : Ingrid Malm Lindberg; Mikael Stenmark; Ulf Zackariasson; Yiftach Fehige; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Imagination; science and religion; creativity; models; metaphors; analogies; thought experiments; aspect perception; rituals; doxasticism; non-doxasticism; fictionalism; interactivism; Philosophy of Religion; Religionsfilosofi;

    Abstract : The main purpose of this dissertation is to examine critically and discuss the role of imagination in science and religion, with particular emphasis on its possible epistemic, creative, and meaning-making functions. In order to answer my research questions, I apply theories and concepts from contemporary philosophy of mind on scientific and religious practices. READ MORE

  5. 5. Ecologies of the Imagination : Theorizing the participatory aesthetics of the fantastic

    Author : Per Israelson; Anders Cullhed; Marcel O'Gorman; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Media theory; genre theory; media ecology; posthumanism; ecocriticism; neocybernetics; sympoiesis; ontogenesis; fantasy; the fantastic; comic books; William Blake; Alan Moore; J. R. R. Tolkien; litteraturvetenskap; Literature;

    Abstract : This book is about the participatory aesthetics of the fantastic. In it, the author argues that the definition of the fantastic presented by Tzvetan Todorov in 1970 can be used, provided it is first adapted to a media-ecological framework, to theorize the role of aesthetic participation in the creation of secondary worlds. READ MORE