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

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Representations--in visual arts and in fiction--play an important part in our lives and culture. 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.

Drawing analogies to children's make believe activities, Walton constructs a theory that addresses a broad range of i
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published October 15th 1993 by Harvard University Press (first published 1990)
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I really have trouble making myself read this whole book. But I am starting to think it's not worth it.
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This is the best book in philosophy I have read in a long time. I am going to need to read it a few more times, but 'read' for now.
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A disappointment. Flat, repetitive, often spouting axiomatic "explanations" ad nauseum and surprisingly narrow-minded at times. I confess I gave up and just started skimming through the end section.
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