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Description - Mimesis as Make Believe by Kendall L. Walton

Representations 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 Details

ISBN: 9780674576032
ISBN-10: 0674576039
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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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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