Tom Huhn

Huhn, Tom
June 2013
Art Bulletin;Jun2013, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p203
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the theories of Greek philosopher Aristotle concerning the concept of mimesis in narratives and dramas. The article discusses Aristotle's understanding of mimesis as the result of a break with fellow philosopher Plato, the differences in opinion between the two concerning reproduction and unoriginality as results of mimesis and the writings of other scholars who considered mimesis including David Summers, Joseph Addison and Johann Joachim Winckelmann. The article goes on to discuss psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's explanation of mimesis as tied to imitation and repetition.


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