How to Make Believe

The Fictional Truths of the Representational Arts

by J. Alexander Bareis,

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  • 9783110441536
  • 9783110443875
  • 9783110435726

A major question in studies of aesthetic expression is how we can understand and explain similarities and differences among different forms of representation. In the current volume, this question is addressed through the lens of make-believe theory, a philosophical theory broadly introduced by two seminal works – Kendall Walton’s Mimesis as Make-Believe and Gregory Currie's The Nature of Fiction, both published 1990. Since then, make-believe theory has become central in the philosphical discussion of representation. As a first of its kind, the current volume comprises 17 detailed studies of highly different forms of representation, such as novels, plays, TV-series, role games, computer games, lamentation poetry and memoirs. The collection contributes to establishing make-believe theory as a powerful theoretical tool for a wide array of studies traditionally falling under the humanities umbrella.

  • De Gruyter; November 2015
  • ISBN 9783110443875
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  • Title: How to Make Believe
  • Author: J. Alexander Bareis (ed.); Lene Nordrum (ed.)
  • Imprint: De Gruyter
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9783110441536
  • 9783110443875
  • 9783110435726

About The Author

J. Alexander Bareis and Lene Nordrum, Lund University, Lund, Sweden .

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9783110441536
  • 9783110443875
  • 9783110435726