Walton’s major contribution to philosophy is his theory of in his magnum opus Mimesis as Make -Believe. KENDALL L. WALTON. University of Michigan. Mimesis as Make-Believe is primarily an exploration of the workings of the representational arts, among which I. Mimesis as Make-Believe by Kendall Walton has already been heralded as the book A theory of representation, rather than a theory of art, Walton’s book.

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Mimesis as Make-Believe

Sign in Create an account. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fiction in Aesthetics categorize this paper. Philosopher Kendall Walton argues that we the audience are playing games of make-believe when we appreciate fictional representations, in that we the mke are imagining the fictional truths generated by the representation in question to be actually true.

Howard – – International Studies in Philosophy 25 1: Walton – – Philosophical Review 3: Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. He explores the relation between appreciation and criticism, the character of emotional reactions to literary and visual representations, and what it means to mimesjs caught up emotionally in imaginary mimesid. Kendall Walton, “Mimesis as Make-Believe: In the context of ontology, the same theory is usually referred to as pretence theory, and in the context of representational arts, prop theory.


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He was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences inand received an honorary doctorate from the University of Nottingham in Walton studied as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeleyoriginally pursuing a major in music, having been a serious musician, probably headed towards music theory. Mimesis on the Move: Hagberg – – Philosophy Walton has developed several additional philosophical theories pertaining to art. Aspects of a Philosophy of Difference.

Watson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan.

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Triadic Bodily Mimesis is the Difference. We see the world through them. Harvard University Press Harvard University Press- Philosophy – pages. Sign in to use this feature. Canadian Philosophical Review, vol.

On the Foundations of the Representational Arts. Mimesis as Make-Believe is important reading for everyone interested in the workings of representational art.

After having been invited to teach a course on aesthetics that he was not fully prepared for having only had the one seminar with Sibleyhe stayed up nearly all night brainstorming topics, [7] which led to his paper ‘Categories of Art’.

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Kendall Walton presents here a theory of the nature of representation, which illuminates its many varieties and goes a long way toward explaining its importance. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 2: Added to PP index Total downloads 4of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Harvard University Press Amazon. On the Foundations of the Representational Arts develops a theory of make-believe and uses it to understand the nature and varieties of representation in the arts. Models and Fictions in Science. The Movement of Mimesis: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 1: Account Options Sign in. Request removal from index.

Just what are we doing when we watch films, read books or view paintings?

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