Beyond Play and Narration: Video Games as Simulations of Self Action

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A paradigm of this kind of perspectivist inquiry into the aesthetics of video games may be dervied from the perspectivism of the American literary theorist and philosopher Kenneth Burke, who explicates the logic of perspectivism by the logic of metaphor.

Considered in the light of Burkean philosophy, the debate on whether video games are essentially games or narrations would instantly appear as pointless.

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