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K. MICHAEL HAYS: In our consideration of the architectural imagination, there were two primary points. First of all, the imagination is productive. It constructs schema that from sense data that it presents to the understanding. So the imagination, which is part of the subjective realm, is productive. The imagination doesn't actually produce knowledge. It doesn't deal with concepts, but it sets us on the path to knowledge. Now, what we have there is a very powerful model for aesthetic experience. But there's a serious omission, and that is, on this model, architecture doesn't have a history. Aesthetics doesn't have a history. We owe the conceptualization and the model for a philosophy of art history to the German idealist philosopher Hegel. In aesthetic experience, we have to distinguish between aesthetic pleasure, let's say, and truth. Hegel is after a model where art deals with truth that art discloses truths about the world by giving
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