In Other Shoes: Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence

2015.06.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kendall L. Walton, In Other Shoes: Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence, Oxford University Press, 2015, 295pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2015.06.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kendall L. Walton, In Other Shoes: Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence, Oxford University Press, 2015, 295pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780195098723. Reviewed by Robert Stecker, Central Michigan University The best way to approach an essay by Kendall Walton is to suspend your disposition to resist theses that flout apparent common sense and to heighten your sensitivity to qualification and subtle distinctions. If you do this, you will end up questioning your conception of common sense and, on occasion, you will accept propositions that, out of context, you might have called crazy. This is one reason why Walton is such an important philosopher, one whose work, based in the philosophy of art, has influenced so many other disciplines in philosophy and beyond. The fifteen essays contained in this volume on the topics mentioned in the subtitle, as well as expression in the arts, fictionality, ineffability, mental. . .

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