Mimesis as Make-believe

Mimesis as Make-believe

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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, theater, and film.Mimesis as Make-Believe is important reading for everyone interested in the workings of representational art.

Title:Mimesis as Make-believe
Author:Kendall L. Walton
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 1990


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