I introduce the idea of the ethical imagination at the end of “The Daughters of Metis.”
There I write:
If patriarchal dominion operates according to the masculine economy of violence, this other politics would need to articulate an androgynous economy of power in the Arendtian sense. It would require the cultivation of that transformative habit of political thinking we have traced through the shifting terrain that is metis [a kind of political wisdom]. Such a transformative habit of thinking involves a constellation of capacities that are difficult to sustain in the face of the disconcerting contingencies endemic to human political life. A condition for its possibility is ethical imagination, an ability to imagine one’s way into the position of the other so as to discern the most effective ways to address the legitimate concerns voiced there.
I also tried to articulate it further in the local newspaper, The Centre Daily Times: