Just in the final stages of preparing this publication, the Spring 1980 issue of Daedalus appeared. Its topic is "Intellect and Imagination." Excellent contributions come from professors of various disciplines, e.g., anthropology, biology, music, neurophysiology, aesthetics, and history. Such an interdisciplinary interest in imagination is the focus of our present UDR. The state of the arts is described in the introduction, "A Report on Studies of Religious Imagination." It mentions Kenneth Boulding and his book The Image as very influential in bringing together representatives of various disciplines in the general systems research. Of special interest to the introduction is the protagonist role of imagination which is strongly promoted by Ernst Bloch and truly celebrated by the biology watcher, Lewis Thomas, who favors "hubris" as the mentality which desires to do things "reserved for the gods."



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