London: Macmillan, 1931. With ten photo illustrations. 8vo. 6" x 8-3/4." Blue cloth covered boards. 541 pp. A little light wear and soil. Overall good plus to very good. Item #456
From Basil Anderton's foreword: "The Zermatt Dialogues concern Imaginism. Now (a) what is Imaginism? (b) What is its history? (a) Imaginism is the view that God, the World-Ground or World-Principle, that from which directly or indirectly all phenomena proceed, resembles most closely not, as Hegel believed, that aspect of the human mind, orientated towards abstractions, which we call reason, but that veritable outlaw of the philosophers, CONCRETE IMAGINING. We discover, in Professor Mackenzie's words, that "the distinction between what is real and what is imaginary is not one that can be finally maintained . . . . all existing things are, in an intelligible sense, imaginary." (b) The history of Imaginism might be held to be incomplete without a glance at poetry; at such anticipations, for instance, as appear in the works of Shakespeare, Shelley and Blake. In the Zermatt Dialogues we shall be confronting reasoned philosophy and, at the worst, only speculative suggestions based on this - not the genial, but unsystematic and unverified, intuituios of posts, however great.