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.... de la Ligueaquot; 114 3.2 Saul Steinberg, Drawing Table 118 3.3 Roy Lichtenstein, Little Big Painting 119 4.1 Pablo Picasso, ... 313 8.3b Witch (scrambled, witch left) 313 8.4 Paul Citroen, Metropolis (photograph) 316 8.5 Macintosh manual coveranbsp;...

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


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