In Other Shoes: Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence

Paperback | January 30, 2015

byKendall L. Walton

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In fifteen essays - one new, two newly revised and expanded, three with new postscripts - Kendall L. Walton wrestles with philosophical issues concerning music, metaphor, empathy, existence, fiction, and expressiveness in the arts. These subjects are intertwined in striking and surprisingways. By exploring connections among them, appealing sometimes to notions of imagining oneself in shoes different from one's own, Walton creates a wide-ranging mosaic of innovative insights.

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In fifteen essays - one new, two newly revised and expanded, three with new postscripts - Kendall L. Walton wrestles with philosophical issues concerning music, metaphor, empathy, existence, fiction, and expressiveness in the arts. These subjects are intertwined in striking and surprisingways. By exploring connections among them, appea...

After considering a career in music, Kendall Walton found his natural home in philosophy, earning a B.A. at Berkeley and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He taught for many years at the University of Michigan, and more recently at Stanford University. His writings include the ground breaking Mimesis as Make-believe (1990), and a com...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 1.1 inPublished:January 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Empathy, Imagination and Phenomenal Concepts2. Fictionality and Imagination: Mind the Gap3. Two Kinds of Physicality, in Electronic and Acoustic MusicPostscripts to "Two Kinds of Physicality, in Electronic and Acoustic Music"4. Thoughtwriting-in Poetry and Music5. "It's Only a Game": Sports as Fiction6. Restricted Quantification, Negative Existentials, and Fiction7. Existence as Metaphor?Postscript to "Existence as Metaphor?"8. Projectivism, Empathy, and Musical Tension9. Listening with Imagina tion: Is Music Representational?10. Metaphor and Prop Oriented Make-Believe11. Understanding Humor and Understanding Music12. What Is Abstract About the Art of Music?13. The Presentation and Portrayal of Sound PatternsPostscripts to "The Presentation and Portrayal of Sound Patterns"14. Fearing Fictions15. Spelunking, Simulation and Slime: On Being Moved by FictionAcknowledgementsIndex