Mimesis: on appearing and being

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Kok Pharos Publishing House, c1997., 1997 - Performing Arts - 77 pages
Mimesis is one of the root words of Ancient Philosophy and again plays an important role in contemporary French thought. In this essay, an original interpretation of mimesis is given which throws new light on art and literature, reading and writing, the mirror and the example, identity and difference, and last but not least on the traditional opposition between reality and illusion, between appearing and being.

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Samuel IJsseling is professor of contemporary philosophy and philosophy of language at the Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte (Higher Institute for Philosophy) of the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium.

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