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Mimesis as make-believe : on the foundations of the representational arts

Author: Kendall L Walton
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1990.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walton, Kendall L., 1939-
Mimesis as make-believe.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)645446487
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kendall L Walton
ISBN: 0674576195 9780674576193 0674576039 9780674576032
OCLC Number: 20318611
Description: xiv, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. Representations --
Section 1. Representation and Make-Believe --
1. Imagining --
2. Prompters --
3. Objects of Imaginings --
4. Imagining about Oneself --
5. Props and Fictional Truths --
6. Fictionality without Props: Dreams and Daydreams --
7. Representations --
8. Nonfigurative Art --
9. Fictional Worlds --
10. The Magic of Make-Believe --
Section 2. Fiction and Nonfiction --
1. Nonfiction --
2. Fiction versus Reality --
3. Linguistic Strategies --
4. Fiction and Assertion --
5. Pretended and Represented Illocutionary Actions --
6. Fiction Making as an Illocutionary Action? --
7. Mixtures, Intermediates, Ambiguity, Indeterminacy --
8. Legends and Myths --
9. A Note on Truth and Reality --
10. Two Kinds of Symbols? --
Section 3. Objects of Representation --
1. What Objects Are --
2. Representation and Matching --
3. Determinants --
4. Representing and Referring --
5. Uses of Objects --
6. Reflexive Representation --
7. The Inessentiality of Objects --
8. Nonactual Objects? --
Section 4. The Mechanics of Generation --
1. Principles of Generation --
2. Direct and Indirect Generation --
3. Principles of Implication --
4. The Mechanics of Direct Generation --
5. Silly Questions --
6. Consequences --
Part 2. Appreciating Representations --
Section 5. Puzzles and Problems --
1. Rescuing Heroines --
2. Fearing Fictions --
3. Fictionality and Other Intentional Properties --
Section 6. Participation --
1. Participation in Children's Games --
2. Appreciators as Participants --
3. Verbal Participation --
4. Restrictions on Participation --
5. Asides to the Audience --
6. Seeing the Unseen --
Section 7. Psychological Participation --
1. Fearing Fictionally --
2. ParticipatingPsychologically --
3. Paradoxes of Tragedy --
4. Suspense and Surprise --
5. The Point of Participation --
6. Appreciation without Participation --
Part 3. Modes and Manners --
Section 8. Depictive Representation --
1. Depiction Defined --
2. Looking at Pictures and Looking at Things --
3. Styles of Depiction --
4. Realism --
5. Cross-Modal Depiction --
6. Musical Depictions --
7. Points of View (in Depictions) --
8. Conclusion --
Section 9. Verbal Representations --
1. Verbal Depiction --
2. Narration --
3. Two Kinds of Reliability --
4. Nonverbal Narration --
5. Absent and Effaced Narrators --
6. Storytelling Narrators --
7. Mediation --
8. Points of View in Narrated Representations --
Part 4. Semantics and Ontology --
Section 10. Doing without Fictitious Entities --
1. The Problem --
2. Speaking within and about Fictional Worlds --
3. Ordinary Statements --
4. Unofficial Games --
5. Variations --
6. Logical Form --
Section 11. Existence --
1. Betrayal and Disavowal --
2. Claims of Existence and Nonexistence.
Responsibility: Kendall L. Walton.

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