Mimesis as Make Believe
On the Foundations of the Representational Arts
By (author) Kendall L. Walton
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Mimesis as Make Believe by Kendall L. Walton
Book DescriptionRepresentations in visual arts and fiction play an important part in our lives and culture. Walton presents here a theory of the nature of representation, which illuminates its many varieties and goes a long way toward explaining its importance. Walton's theory also provides solutions to thorny philosophical problems concerning the existence of fictitious beings. Throughout, his analysis is illustrated by a rich array of examples drawn from literature, painting, sculpture, theatre, and film.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674576032
(235mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 7-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United States
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In fifteen essays-one new, two newly revised and expanded, three with new postscripts-Kendall L. Walton wrestles with philosophical issues concerning music, metaphor, empathy, existence, fiction, and expressiveness in the arts.
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Author Biography - Kendall L. Walton
Kendall L. Watson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan.
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