A Reading Eading of Aristotle's Theory of Mimesis in Terms of the Concepts of Nature, Purpose and Function

Aristotle stated that art is entirely mimesis in his only work related to the art, Poetics. Therefore, mimesis is the basic concept of Aristotle’s philosophy of art. Mimesis is not merely an imitation or depiction on the contrary to the assosiation of its dictionary meaning. In the Aristotelian system,
mimesis is a concept of creation and is to complete what nature has left. The main claim of this dissertation is that the mimesis has a teleological structure. Namely, there is a purpose attributed to the art in the Aristotelian system. This work offers that the teleological structure of the Mimesis
can be understood over three concepts: Nature, purpose and function. A work of art reaches its nature in the hands of the artist through meeting and matching the form in the mind of the artist. This work of art which has come to existence by reaching its nature heads for a purpose and then
gains a function. The inherent purpose of the work of art is orienting the morality and refining it, namely contributing to the individual to become virtuous. The function acquired by coming into existence of art work is the transmission of information and pleasure.

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