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Mimesis as Make-Believe

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

Format : Paperback / softback
Publisher : Harvard University Press
ISBN : 9780674576032
Publication Year : 1993
Language : English

Representation-in visual arts and fiction-play an important part in our lives and culture. Walton presents a theory 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.