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MIMESIS AS MAKE-BELIEVE
by Kendall L. Walton
Harvard University Press, 1990
Cloth: 978-0-674-57619-3 | Paper: 978-0-674-57603-2

TOC
TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Contents 
    • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
    • Part One 
    • Representations
      • 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
      • 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?
      • 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?
      • 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 Two 
    • Appreciating Representations
      • 5. 
      • Puzzles and Problems
        • 1. 
        • Rescuing Heroines
        • 2. 
        • Fearing Fictions
        • 3. 
        • Fictionality and Other Intentional Properties
      • 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
      • 7. 
      • Psychological Participation
        • 1. 
        • Fearing Fictionally
        • 2. 
        • Participating Psychologically
        • 3. 
        • Paradoxes of Tragedy
        • 4. 
        • Suspense and Surprise
        • 5. 
        • The Point of Participation
        • 6. 
        • Appreciation without Participation
    • Part Three 
    • Modes and Manners
      • 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
      • 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 Four 
    • Semantics and Ontology
      • 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
      • 11. 
      • Existence
        • 1. 
        • Betrayal and Disavowal
        • 2. 
        • Claims of Existence and Nonexistence
    • Works Cited
    • Index

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