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review The Evolution of Imagination 103 Stephen T Asma ☆ 3 read & download Uroscience animal behavior evolution philosophy and psychology Asma burrows deep into the human psyche to look right at the enigmatic but powerful engine that is our improvisational creativity the source he argues of our remarkable imaginational capacity How is it he asks that a story can evoke a whole world inside of us How are we able to rehearse a skill a speech or even an entire scenario simply by thinking about it How does creativity go beyond experience and help us make something completely new And how does our moral imagination help us sculpt a better society As he shows we live in a world that is only partly happening in reality Huge swaths of our cognitive experiences are made up by what ifs a. Stephen Asma has a rather eclectic background He is a musician and illustrator and a philosopher with a number of books to his credit Among his interests are Buddhism a topic of a couple of those booksHis topic is the imagination How did human imagination evolve and what are the theories as to how it operates He says that the evolutionary psychologist tend to take a fairly mechanistic domain oriented view of the way humans solve problems A typical mine circuit to them would be avoiding poisonous plants Asma says that our improvising skills and imaginative powers almost certainly grow out of general intelligence not specific modulesAsma writes Books about creativity have tended to fall into one of three genres On the one hand there have been the breathless and overreaching feel good paeans to famous entrepreneurs and successful CEO creatives This kind of book is crammed with amusing but shallow factoids and over interpreted fMRI studies all wrapped in a vaguely inspirational glaze Next we have the how to books that give artists a series of exercises to unblock their creative flow These books are either therapeutic or instructive or both and seek to nurture the joy of our inner prodigy The third genre is the impenetrable academic baffler chock full of erudite and cryptic references to Foucault and the hegemonic phallocentric horizon of being but otherwise devoid of illumination He wins me over right there when he says he doesn t understand Foucault eitherHe says in the introduction he will be leaning heavily on our primate ancestry to explain the way we are today Our intellect is a product and servant of our social life and the improving imagination our early intellect gave us the behavioralmental scaffolding to organize and manage our experiences long before words and conceptsThe book is organized around a jazz theme as a jam sessionin six chapters But what works in the jazz combo can just as easily be found among any other group dedicated to an activity such as diplomacy hunting or product development Each chapter is divided between real time the event being discussed and a discussion of the evolution of the abilities being discussedHere follow my reading notes on the first chapter Others will be included as commentsONE The Second Universe Counting OffAsma leads off with the description of a Pleistocene hunting party First he notes the human evolution reuired to throw a spear a strong rest capable of twisting and the experience that tells the hunter where the animal is likely to go and how to throw the spear so that the animal and spear collide at the right momentThen speaking of the group he says that hunting party is by definition an improvisational activity The hunters continually update their knowledge about the animals weather and so on and make their best guess as to what will bring success Some Crucial IngredientsAsma name some characteristics of improvisation uickly adding that it is not a definition but merely characteristics These are spontaneity intuitiveness adaptiveity making do with deficient resources natural or self imposed disciplines emergency or high stakes conditions and it is simultaneously performative and compositionalFor all that it is a matter of making it up on the spot it is usually woven from a number of clich s well known moves that have only to be modified Asma calls this functionally promiscuousThe list of characteristics goes on improvisation is flexible practice involves the mixing or hybridization of frames separate disciplines like genres of music humor and emotion or affectAsma says that improvisation reuires prereuisite imaginative faculties These are the basic mammalian complement of short and long term memory representational systems and social learning The Captain or the MuseAsma introduces a useful metaphor and says it is nothing than that The captain would be a part of the brain that has executive control over the creative process consciously selecting what to do and what not The Muse would be an abandoning of executive control to simply let creativity flow through your consciousnessAsma cautions us that these metaphors are not useful by themselves but taken together they do emphasize two phases of the imaginative process Metaphysical ImaginationA discourse on monsters and belief in same Conjuring them up is a feat of imagination A Second UniverseThe cross fertilization that takes place in imagination Borrowing metaphors from other contexts The counterfactual things that might be or might have been the perfect reposite that you did not come up with when neededuestion do animals possess an ability to handle counterfactuals Our humanoid ancestors How and when did we acuire our powers of imaginationOur ancestors made hand axes of knapped flint for a million years during which time the design changed little Did they have the ability to conceive the finished product in advance or did they merely learn to copy existing axes Imagination or roteWhen and how did we start to imagine things that could not be real Asma shows the full bodied viz obese Venus of Willendorf One calls to mind the beautifully exaggerated animal drawings in the caves of southern FranceLanguage facilitates imagination Asma asks what it was like before our ancestors developed language which most agree was only a couple hundred thousand years ago Philosophical MisstepsAsma refers to the philosophers suggesting that imagination is a middle faculty between our essential perceptions and our mind the realm of concepts and judgments Asma raises the objection that it is not a dichotomy conceptual forms on one side and sensual perception on the other being brought together and matched in the mind There is going on in the middle than philosophers imagined You Are an Expert ImproviserAsma describes jazz improvisation as watching and listening very attentively to the leader of the session taking subtle clues that indicate when a solo riff is coming the change in key signature or the end of the pieceHe offers another example speaking a foreign language When speaking to local people Chinese for him Ukrainians for me you often get the drift of a conversation but not the whole thing Rather than stop and ask them to get you back on track every time you have to wing it and try to steer the conversation to something you will understand As time goes by all too slowly you gradually become adept at improvisation and also learn a bit of vocabularyAsma goes into other examples from business negotiation to emergency medicine The key elements of improvisation given above under the heading crucial ingredients apply to all of themThat s my review through Chapter One The remaining chapters covered as comments areTWO The Creative BodyTHREE Drawing Dreaming and Visual ImprovisationFOUR Spinning the YarnFIVE Blowing Away the SelfSIX The Politics of ImaginationIt is a well done book on a topic that has interested philosophers since Plato It is hard to conceive of a better person to address the topic Asma s final chapters deal with the current state of humanity and morality He is an optimistic liberal but not preachy about it One may not agree in full but his openness to discussion makes it all a pleasure to read Charlie et la chocolaterie (Folio Junior, 446) right at the enigmatic but powerful engine that is our improvisational creativity the source he argues of our Today Is Monday (WORLD OF ERIC C) remarkable imaginational capacity How is it he asks that a story can evoke a whole world inside of us How are we able to Poil de Carotte (Folio Junior Textes classiques, 466) reality Huge swaths of our cognitive experiences are made up by what ifs a. Stephen Asma has a Journal D Adele (Folio Junior) rather eclectic background He is a musician and illustrator and a philosopher with a number of books to his credit Among his interests are Buddhism a topic of a couple of those booksHis topic is the imagination How did human imagination evolve and what are the theories as to how it operates He says that the evolutionary psychologist tend to take a fairly mechanistic domain oriented view of the way humans solve problems A typical mine circuit to them would be avoiding poisonous plants Asma says that our improvising skills and imaginative powers almost certainly grow out of general intelligence not specific modulesAsma writes Books about creativity have tended to fall into one of three genres On the one hand there have been the breathless and overreaching feel good paeans to famous entrepreneurs and successful CEO creatives This kind of book is crammed with amusing but shallow factoids and over interpreted fMRI studies all wrapped in a vaguely inspirational glaze Next we have the how to books that give artists a series of exercises to unblock their creative flow These books are either therapeutic or instructive or both and seek to nurture the joy of our inner prodigy The third genre is the impenetrable academic baffler chock full of erudite and cryptic Matilda references to Foucault and the hegemonic phallocentric horizon of being but otherwise devoid of illumination He wins me over Poil de Carotte (Ldp Libretti) right there when he says he doesn t understand Foucault eitherHe says in the introduction he will be leaning heavily on our primate ancestry to explain the way we are today Our intellect is a product and servant of our social life and the improving imagination our early intellect gave us the behavioralmental scaffolding to organize and manage our experiences long before words and conceptsThe book is organized around a jazz theme as a jam sessionin six chapters But what works in the jazz combo can just as easily be found among any other group dedicated to an activity such as diplomacy hunting or product development Each chapter is divided between Soldat Peaceful (Folio Junior) (French Edition) real time the event being discussed and a discussion of the evolution of the abilities being discussedHere follow my Les douze travaux d'Hercule (PETITES HISTOIRES MYTHOLOGIE) reading notes on the first chapter Others will be included as commentsONE The Second Universe Counting OffAsma leads off with the description of a Pleistocene hunting party First he notes the human evolution Les émotions de Gaston - J'ai peur reuired to throw a spear a strong Hermès, le dieu aux mille dons (PETITES HISTOIRES MYTHOLOGIE) (French Edition) rest capable of twisting and the experience that tells the hunter where the animal is likely to go and how to throw the spear so that the animal and spear collide at the Pierre et le loup (Mes petits contes classiques) right momentThen speaking of the group he says that hunting party is by definition an improvisational activity The hunters continually update their knowledge about the animals weather and so on and make their best guess as to what will bring success Some Crucial IngredientsAsma name some characteristics of improvisation uickly adding that it is not a definition but merely characteristics These are spontaneity intuitiveness adaptiveity making do with deficient The Three Little Pigs (Keepsake Stories) resources natural or self imposed disciplines emergency or high stakes conditions and it is simultaneously performative and compositionalFor all that it is a matter of making it up on the spot it is usually woven from a number of clich s well known moves that have only to be modified Asma calls this functionally promiscuousThe list of characteristics goes on improvisation is flexible practice involves the mixing or hybridization of frames separate disciplines like genres of music humor and emotion or affectAsma says that improvisation Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (Folio Junior Textes classiques) (French Edition) representational systems and social learning The Captain or the MuseAsma introduces a useful metaphor and says it is nothing than that The captain would be a part of the brain that has executive control over the creative process consciously selecting what to do and what not The Muse would be an abandoning of executive control to simply let creativity flow through your consciousnessAsma cautions us that these metaphors are not useful by themselves but taken together they do emphasize two phases of the imaginative process Metaphysical ImaginationA discourse on monsters and belief in same Conjuring them up is a feat of imagination A Second UniverseThe cross fertilization that takes place in imagination Borrowing metaphors from other contexts The counterfactual things that might be or might have been the perfect Une nounou (CA SERT A QUOI ?) real Asma shows the full bodied viz obese Venus of Willendorf One calls to mind the beautifully exaggerated animal drawings in the caves of southern FranceLanguage facilitates imagination Asma asks what it was like before our ancestors developed language which most agree was only a couple hundred thousand years ago Philosophical MisstepsAsma Dans le ventre du cheval de Troie (PETITES HISTOIRES MYTHOLOGIE) realm of concepts and judgments Asma Le merveilleux voyage de Nils Holgersson (Classiques & Prescrits) raises the objection that it is not a dichotomy conceptual forms on one side and sensual perception on the other being brought together and matched in the mind There is going on in the middle than philosophers imagined You Are an Expert ImproviserAsma describes jazz improvisation as watching and listening very attentively to the leader of the session taking subtle clues that indicate when a solo Le Roman de Renart: Les anguilles (Folio Cadet Premiers romans, 65) (French Edition) riff is coming the change in key signature or the end of the pieceHe offers another example speaking a foreign language When speaking to local people Chinese for him Ukrainians for me you often get the drift of a conversation but not the whole thing Rather than stop and ask them to get you back on track every time you have to wing it and try to steer the conversation to something you will understand As time goes by all too slowly you gradually become adept at improvisation and also learn a bit of vocabularyAsma goes into other examples from business negotiation to emergency medicine The key elements of improvisation given above under the heading crucial ingredients apply to all of themThat s my Ma malle à tricot (MA MALLE A) review through Chapter One The Noé, face au déluge (08) (Hist. noires de la bible) remaining chapters covered as comments areTWO The Creative BodyTHREE Drawing Dreaming and Visual ImprovisationFOUR Spinning the YarnFIVE Blowing Away the SelfSIX The Politics of ImaginationIt is a well done book on a topic that has interested philosophers since Plato It is hard to conceive of a better person to address the topic Asma s final chapters deal with the current state of humanity and morality He is an optimistic liberal but not preachy about it One may not agree in full but his openness to discussion makes it all a pleasure to Comment Eduquer Ses Par (Folio Junior) read

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review The Evolution of Imagination 103 Stephen T Asma ☆ 3 read & download Lmosts and maybes an imagined terrain that churns out one of the most overlooked but necessary resources for our flourishing possibilities Considering everything from how imagination works in our physical bodies to the ways we make images from the mechanics of language and our ability to tell stories to the creative composition of self consciousness Asma expands our personal and day to day forms of imagination into a grand scale as one of the decisive evolutionary forces that has guided human development from the Paleolithic era to today The result is an inspiring look at the rich relationships among improvisation imagination and culture and a privileged glimpse into the uniue nature of our evolved min. Let Stephen take you for a ride Follow him as he builds a compelling theory that human imagination is the core inherited function that makes Homo sapien truly human That all forms of art symbol making music dance and even language itself are all part of the evolution of a selected brain function that allowed us to cope with extreme environmental changes and challenges He stands or dances on the shoulders of Darwin and Dewey and makes a cogent and catholic argument that is well supported and informed by many disciplines This book will inspire your imagination and motivate your creative mind Vendredi ou la vie sauvage resources for our flourishing possibilities Considering everything from how imagination works in our physical bodies to the ways we make images from the mechanics of language and our ability to tell stories to the creative composition of self consciousness Asma expands our personal and day to day forms of imagination into a grand scale as one of the decisive evolutionary forces that has guided human development from the Paleolithic era to today The Les Royaumes de feu, 11: Le Continent perdu (Grand format littérature - Romans Junior) (French Edition) result is an inspiring look at the L'incroyable île Fourmite rich Une Sombre Prohetie (Guerre Des Clans) relationships among improvisation imagination and culture and a privileged glimpse into the uniue nature of our evolved min. Let Stephen take you for a Harry Potter, I à VII ride Follow him as he builds a compelling theory that human imagination is the core inherited function that makes Homo sapien truly human That all forms of art symbol making music dance and even language itself are all part of the evolution of a selected brain function that allowed us to cope with extreme environmental changes and challenges He stands or dances on the shoulders of Darwin and Dewey and makes a cogent and catholic argument that is well supported and informed by many disciplines This book will inspire your imagination and motivate your creative mind

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review The Evolution of Imagination 103 Stephen T Asma ☆ 3 read & download Consider Miles Davis horn held high sculpting a powerful musical statement full of tonal patterns inside jokes and thrilling climactic phrases all on the fly Or think of a comedy troupe riffing on a couple of cues from the audience until the whole room is erupting with laughter Or maybe it's a team of software engineers brainstorming their way to the next Google or the Einsteins of the world code cracking the mysteries of nature Maybe it's simply a child playing with her toys What do all of these activities share With wisdom humor and joy philosopher Stephen T Asma answers that uestion in this book imagination And from there he takes us on an extraordinary tour of the human creative spirit Guided by ne. Un libro sulla storia l evoluzione e l uso dell immagnazione da parte della nostra specie Poich scritto da un filosofo che anche musicista a volte un po troppo pieno di termini di gergo dell una e dell altra disciplina ma tutto sommato ci spu dire che racconti molto bene uello che accade nel nostro cervello uando immaginiamo ualcosa o costruiamo scenari per il futuro Capita che svii un po dal tema trattato ma poi torna sempre al suo argomento Nuovo come impostazione e approccio almeno io non ne ho letti molti


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