Representation and Make-Believe 1. Imagining 2. Prompters 3. Objects of Imaginings 4. Imagining about Oneself 5.

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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 The Magic of Make-Believe 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? Mixtures, Intermediates, Ambiguity, Indeterminacy 8. Legends and Myths 9. A Note on Truth and Reality Two Kinds of Symbols? 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? 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. Puzzles and Problems 1. Rescuing Heroines 2. Fearing Fictions 3. Fictionality and Other Intentional Properties 6. Participation 1.

Appreciators as Participants 3. Verbal Participation 4. Restrictions on Participation 5. Asides to the Audience 6. Seeing the Unseen 7. Psychological Participation 1. Fearing Fictionally 2. Participating Psychologically 3. Paradoxes of Tragedy 4. Suspense and Surprise 5. The Point of Participation 6. 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 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. 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 Existence 1. Betrayal and Disavowal 2. His theory is one that he has stated and restated with increasing detail and sophistication over the last seventeen years, and in this book it bears all the refinement and subtlety of argument that analytic philosophy can muster.

This is an engaging, insightful, and persuasive volume. Philosophy and Literature This is philosophy at its best; combining the breadth of concern of the best continental philosophy but shorn of its often wilful cloudiness and the precision of the best analytical philosophy A work of very great importance that will set the agenda for discussions in aesthetics for a long time to come.


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However, a philosophy course in his sophomore year convinced him to change his major, tentatively, from music to philosophy. Stevenson Collegiate Professor in He was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in , and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Nottingham in He was president of the American Society for Aesthetics from to In the context of ontology, the same theory is usually referred to as pretence theory, and in the context of representational arts, prop theory.


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


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