Aristotle's Poetics: Mimesis and Fiction

Philosophical Inquiry 32 (1-2):43-58 (2010)

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This article sets out to establish links between the main concepts of Aristotle's poetics and literary theory, with a view to illuminating some aspects of Aristotle's ethics and also of general ethical theory. We highlight topics such as weak universals (Halliwell), frame-making and free indirect discourse, that seem to us to establish a link between poetics and moral philosophy

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