Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Essay on the Creative Imagination

Essay on the Creative Imagination by Théodule Ribot
By: (1839-1916)

In "Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Théodule Ribot, the author explores the complex and intriguing nature of the human ability to imagine and create. Ribot delves into the psychological processes behind creativity, discussing how ideas are formed, developed, and eventually transformed into works of art or invention.

One of the key points that Ribot makes is that creativity is not a mystical or rare gift, but rather a skill that can be nurtured and developed. He argues that everyone has the capacity for creative thinking, and that by understanding the underlying mechanisms of the imagination, individuals can harness their creative potential more effectively.

Ribot also discusses the role of emotion in the creative process, highlighting the importance of passion and inspiration in fueling creative endeavors. He argues that true creativity arises from a deep connection to one's emotions and experiences, and that by tapping into these personal resources, individuals can produce truly original and meaningful work.

Overall, "Essay on the Creative Imagination" is a thought-provoking and insightful exploration of the human capacity for creative thinking. Ribot's writing is clear and accessible, making complex psychological concepts easy to understand for the general reader. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in unlocking their creative potential and understanding the inner workings of the imagination.

Book Description:

“It is quite generally recognized that psychology has remained in the semi-mythological, semi-scholastic period longer than most attempts at scientific formulization. For a long time it has been the “spook science” per se, and the imagination, now analyzed by M. Ribot in such a masterly manner, has been one of the most persistent, apparently real, though very indefinite, of psychological spooks. Whereas people have been accustomed to speak of the imagination as an entity sui generis, as a lofty something found only in long-haired, wild-eyed “geniuses,” constituting indeed the center of a cult, our author, Prometheus-like, has brought it down from the heavens, and has clearly shown that imagination is a function of mind common to all men in some degree, and that it is shown in as highly developed form in commercial leaders and practical inventors as in the most bizarre of romantic idealists. The only difference is that the manifestation is not the same.” – Albert H. N. Baron, in translator’s preface to Essai sur l’imagination créatrice

Stream audiobook and download chapters

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Reviews (Rated: 1 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - February 17, 2015
This sort of book needs read slowly and thoughtfully; it is read so fast that there isn't a chance for anything to sink in.

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books