ABSTRACT

We live in an epoch characterised by the paradox of an excess of imagination and a concomitant lack of it. We often hear people saying that our politicians lack imagination, but the political spectacle put on stage on our screens every day points to an excess of imagination. The aim of this contribution is to address such a paradox by discussing the possible ways of conceptualising the nexus of politics and imagination. While Ferrara’s contribution to this volume starts with a discussion of the concept of politics and then moves on to show why it depends on that of imagination, I will proceed in the opposite way: from the concept of imagination to that of politics.