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Imagination and knowledge: a preliminary critical study

Luis Guilherme Coelho Mola About the author

The purpose of this article is to discuss the role played by imagination in the process of knowledge production. Using as theoretical support the ideas of some philosophers of the Frankfurt School, the text attempts to demonstrate that imagination has a critical function, denied by positivism, which could contribute for the questioning of the organization of society.

Fantasy; Knowledge; Critical theory; Positivism; Reality

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