Mimesis

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In ancient Greece, mimesis was an idea that governed the creation of works of art, in particular, with correspondence to the physical world understood as a model for beauty, truth, and the good. Plato contrasted mimesis, or imitation, with diegesis, or narrative. After Plato, the meaning of mimesis eventually shifted toward a specifically literary function in ancient Greek society, and its use has changed and been reinterpreted many times since.


Mostly recently developed by Girard.


**How it relates to memetic**


mimesis and memetics, sharing the same root word, often are confused. But they do tackle similar issues, human behaviour. but i think the main difference stems from GRITCULTS Law, that the main difference in argument is due to a difference in view of nature vs nurture. mimesis is more behaviour and action and based, and memetics deals with memes abstracted concepts.

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girard had similar views on trying to tackle this.[2]

[3] old debate on usenet [4] -

on the extended mind hypothesis that is often referred to in sociobiology touches on human extension by marshal mcluhan[5]