Universidad de Navarra
I apply Edmund Husserl’s notion of “phantasma”, which he sees as the support for pure imagination, to Ricoeur’s understanding of a narrative of real facts or events. I argue, first, that the phantasma, which plays in pure imagination the same role as sensations in perception, allows us to visualize and experience what is recounted in a narrative; and, second, that this phantasma is analogous to the sensations of perceptions that observers had of these facts and events. This component of imagination in a narrative is precisely what allows a narrative to render facts and events “as they really happened.”
Vandevelde, Pol, "El suplemento de la imaginación en la narración. O de cómo Husserl aporta un complemento a la perspectiva de Ricoeur" (2018). Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications. 877.
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