عنوان مقاله [English]
The concept of “imitation” in the works of Muslim philosophers is traced back to Greek philosophy; at least, it can be spotted in the works of logics since Farabi’s time. Muslim logicians have analyzed this concept in the framework of poems of logic. This essay aims to inquire into different dimensions of imitation in the works of Muslim logicians. The method adopted for this research is library reference and the method for processing data is descriptive-analytic.
Imitation, in the viewpoint of Muslim logicians, is to present something similar to something else through imaginative creation or mental illustration. In poems of logic, imitation first takes form in the mind of a speaker and after the presentation of words of poem to the listeners it develops in their minds mostly evokes subjective emotions. In other arts such as painting, sculpture, photography, theater and filming, there is a third kind of imitation within the works of art, along with the above two.