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Make-Believe And Its Role In Pictorial Representation And The Acquisition Of Knowledge, Kendall L. Walton Jan 1992

Make-Believe And Its Role In Pictorial Representation And The Acquisition Of Knowledge, Kendall L. Walton

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Pictures are not merely imitations of visual forms, nor are they merely signs that signify or stand for things of the kind they represent. Pictures, like hobby horses, are props in games of make-believe in which people participate visually, and also psychologically.


Life-Functional Theories Of Life, Fred Feldman Jan 1992

Life-Functional Theories Of Life, Fred Feldman

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Many philosophers and biologists have attempted to explain what “alive” means. According to one family of accounts, we can explain the meaning of “alive” in terms of life-functions. This paper discusses this family of views. It is argued that the life-functional analyses of life are unsuccessful.


Mass Art, High Art, And The Avant-Garde: A Response To David Novitz, Noel Carroll Jan 1992

Mass Art, High Art, And The Avant-Garde: A Response To David Novitz, Noel Carroll

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David Novitz proposes several alleged counterexamples to my theory of mass art. This paper responds to these alleged counterexamples.


Noel Carroll’S Theory Of Mass Art, David Novitz Jan 1992

Noel Carroll’S Theory Of Mass Art, David Novitz

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There is much in Noell Carroll’s article, “The Nature of Mass Art,” that is timely and helpful. However, this paper will focus on what is wrong with the theory that Carroll presents in that paper.


The Nature Of Mass Art, Noel Carroll Jan 1992

The Nature Of Mass Art, Noel Carroll

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The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual analysis of the notion of mass art. That is, my aim is to produce a philosophical theory that isolates the common structural and functional features that enable us to group assorted films, TV programs, photography, ads, songs and so on under the single rubric of mass art.