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Mimesis as Make-believe

Mimesis as Make-believe

On the Foundations of the Representational Arts

  • Author: Kendall L. Walton
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674576032
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 450
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Representations in visual arts and fiction play an important part in our lives and culture. Walton presents a theory of the nature of representation, which shows its many varieties and explains its importance. His analysis is illustrated with examples from film, art, literature and theatre.

In Other Shoes

In Other Shoes

Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence

  • Author: Kendall L. Walton
  • Publisher: OUP Us
  • ISBN: 0195098722
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 295
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In fifteen essays-one new, two newly revised and expanded, three with new postscripts-Kendall L. Walton wrestles with philosophical issues concerning music, metaphor, empathy, existence, fiction, and expressiveness in the arts. These subjects are intertwined in striking and surprising ways. By exploring connections among them, appealing sometimes to notions of imagining oneself in shoes different from one's own, Walton creates a wide-ranging mosaic of innovative insights.

The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

  • Author: Jerrold Levinson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199279456
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 821
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'The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics' has assembled 48 brand-new essays, making this a comprehensive guide available to the theory, application, history, and future of the field.

Models as Make-Believe

Models as Make-Believe

Imagination, Fiction and Scientific Representation

  • Author: Adam Toon
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137292237
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 148
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Scientists often try to understand the world by building simplified and idealised models of it. Adam Toon develops a new approach to scientific models by comparing them to the dolls and toy trucks of children's imaginative games, and offers a unified framework to solve difficult metaphysical problems and help to make sense of scientific practice.

Paradoxes of Emotion and Fiction

Paradoxes of Emotion and Fiction

  • Author: Robert J. Yanal
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271040122
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 176
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How can we experience real emotions when viewing a movie or reading a novel or watching a play when we know the characters whose actions have this effect on us do not exist? This is a conundrum that has puzzled philosophers for a long time, and in this book Robert Yanal both canvasses previously proposed solutions to it and offers one of his own. First formulated by Samuel Johnson, the paradox received its most famous answer from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who advised his readers to engage in a "willing suspension of disbelief." More recently, philosophers have argued that we are irrational in emoting toward fiction, or that we do not emote toward fiction but rather toward factual counterparts, or that we do not have real but only quasi-emotion toward fiction, generated by our playing games of make-believe. All of these proposed solutions are critically reviewed. Finding these answers unsatisfactory, Yanal offers an alternative, providing a new version of what has been dubbed "thought theory." On this theory, mere thoughts not believed true are seen as the functional equivalent of belief at least insofar as stimulating emotion is concerned. The emoter's disbelief in the actuality of components of the thoughts must be rendered relatively inactive. Such emotion is real and typically has the character of being richly generated yet unconsummated. The book extends this theory also to resolving other paradoxes arising from emotional response to fiction: how we feel suspense over what comes next in a story even when we are re-reading it for a second or third time; and how we take pleasure in narratives, such as tragedy, that excite unpleasant emotions such as fear, pity, or horror.

Essays on Aristotle's Poetics

Essays on Aristotle's Poetics

  • Author: Amélie Rorty,Matina Souretis Horner Distinguished Professor Radcliffe College Professor of Philosophy Amelie Oksenberg Rorty
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691014982
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 435
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This collection of essays locates Aristotle's analysis of tragedy in its larger philosophical context. Philosophers, classicists, and literary critics connect the Poetics to Taristoltle's psychology and history, ethics an politics. There are discussions of plot and the unity of action, character and fictional necessity, catharsis, pity and fear, and aesthetic pleasure.

How to Make Believe

How to Make Believe

The Fictional Truths of the Representational Arts

  • Author: J. Alexander Bareis,Lene Nordrum
  • Publisher: de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 9783110441536
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 369
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Over the last two decades, the notion of make-believe has become a major theory for the understanding of representational arts in general. As a contribution to this development, the current volume provides 17 articles on how make-believe theory can be used to explain the generation of fictional truths in various forms of representations such as novels, poems, plays, computer games, role playing games, music, and virtual reality.

Marvelous Images

Marvelous Images

On Values and the Arts

  • Author: Kendall L. Walton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195177940
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 254
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The twelve essays by Kendall Walton in this volume address a broad range of issues concerning the arts. Walton introduces an account of aesthetic value, and explores relations between aesthetic value and values of other kinds. Postscripts have been added to several of the reprinted essays.

Aristotle's Poetics

Aristotle's Poetics

  • Author: Aristotle
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 9780773516120
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 186
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George Whalley's English translation of the Poetics breathes new life into the study of Aristotle's aesthetics by allowing the English-speaking student to experience the dynamic quality characteristic of Aristotle's arguments in the original Greek.

Music/ideology

Music/ideology

Resisting the Aesthetic : Essays

  • Author: Jean-François Lyotard,Henry James Klumpenhouwer
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9789057013218
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 311
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