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What is a toy? As objects of play, toys seem to be inextricably bound up with mimesis: a child plays 'make believe' , for example, with a doll or toy cart. But as I will show, Plato has a very different conception of toys from the modern one which tends to conceive of play as essentially mimetic. Toys do not derive their pleasure from being mimetic objects; rather, they are essentially pleasure objects and as such only incidentally mirror the objects of a 'serious' or 'real' world.fatcat:5ecm6ifobnhldkzxw25nxjnfua