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CASTILLO MERLO, Mariana. Mimesis and mathesis: about their connections in Aristotle's Poetics. Diánoia [online]. 2016, vol.61, n.77, pp.53-81. ISSN 0185-2450.

The aim of this paper is to show the relevance of mathesis for the Aristotelian concept of mimesis. From the framework of Poetics, i try to demarcate the characteristics of learning, taking into account its object, modality, and consequences. In order to do this, I will analyze, first, the object of mimetic learning, that is, men who act. Then, I will examine the modality of presentation of their actions that make learning possible, paying special attention to the role played by tragic mistake or hamartía. Finally, I will highlight the aspects on account of which, in my opinion, mimesis has relevant ethical and political consequences in the framework of Aristotle's educational project, and which allow passing from a consideration of mimesis on an individual level to a political level.

Palavras-chave : paideia; men in action; tragic mistake; learning.

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