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Mimesis as Make Believe: On the Foundations of the Representational Arts

Mimesis as Make Believe: On the Foundations of the Representational Arts (Paperback)

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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.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: aestheticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism Publisher: Harvard University Press Publication Date: 15/10/1993 ISBN-13: 9780674576032  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kendall L. Watson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan.

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