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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Part Two Appreciating Representations.
Stevenson Collegiate Professor in Walton’s major contribution to philosophy is his theory of representation, known as the make-believe theory. Added to PP index Total downloads 4of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? He joined the University of Michigan faculty inand became Charles L. Giere – – Synthese 2: Harvard University Press Views Read Edit View history. On the Foundations of the Representational Arts”.
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Mimesis as Make-Believe is important reading for everyone interested in the workings of representational art. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 2: Mimesis as Make-Believe is important reading for kendapl interested in the workings of representational art. Science Logic and Mathematics. Adorno’s Concept of Imitation. Walton identifies a pretence construal whereby a person pretends to describe the real world, when actually describing a fictional world.
Mimesis as Make-Believe
Kendall Walton presents here a theory of the nature of representation, which illuminates its many varieties and goes a long way toward explaining mimseis importance. Howard – – International Studies in Philosophy 25 1: Mimesis as Make-Believe is important iendall for everyone interested in the workings of representational art.
Garry Hagberg – – Philosophy 59 On the Foundations of the Representational Arts. 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. David Novitz – – Kedall and Literature 15 1: 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.
This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat Patrick Maynard has praised Walton’s achievement, saying: 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. Schultz – – P. No categories specified categorize this paper. After having been invited to teach a maoe on aesthetics that he was not fully prepared for having only had the one seminar with Sibleyhe stayed up nearly all night brainstorming topics,  which led to his paper ‘Categories of Art’.
Mimesis on the Waltkn Additionally, he has developed a transparency thesis of photography,  which is summarized in the following claim: Google Books krndall proxy From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. On the Foundations of the Representational Arts”.
And it leads to striking insights concerning imagination, dreams, nonliteral uses of language, waton the status of legends and myths. Fiction in Aesthetics categorize this paper. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Aspects of a Philosophy of Difference. According to Walton’s theory, representational art can be understood as props that prescribe specific imaginings, analogous to the way children’s toys such as dolls and teddy bears function as props in children’s games of make-believe, albeit with greater sophistication. Sign in to use waltonn feature. The Mechanics of Generation.
Retrieved 22 February The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. In later papers, Walton has expanded his theory to recognize a distinction between content oriented make-believewhich describes a participant’s relationship to the fictional worlds of novels, films, paintings etc.
Kendqll and Fictions in Science. The genesis of the make-believe theory can be found in Walton’s paper ‘Fearing Fictions’,  which addresses the Paradox of fiction i. Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science.