I have never encountered a philosopher who didn’t privilege either intellect or imagination.   Either discursive reason has access to a level of reality that imagination does not (e.g. the formulas of mathematical physics that cannot be visualized because they deal with vast numbers and dimensions etc) or imagination has access to a level of reality that intellect does not (with its dry, empty concepts).   But it is a mistake to denigrate either of these.   They are two co-equal vectors of civilization’s becoming, and what is required is to think both at the same time and achieve a balance between them.   Intellect proceeds via mathematics, logic and computation towards a horizon where these converge, potentially decimating much of what we take to be natural in the world (notions of agency, temporality, the basic coordinates of ordinary life and personal identity).   Metaphysics is the philosophical arena that describes this trajectory.   Imagination proceeds via music, drama and philosophy towards their own horizon of convergence, where the human faculties of faith hope and love are progressively strengthened, exercised and defined - and the past is written, and values for the future are born.  From one perspective the Cosmogonical work of the humanities is the more wild and anarchic, because it is attuned to the unconscious and participates in social experimentation.    But from another perspectice it is the metaphysical work that is more dangerous because it is connected to powers that far supercede the human scale.