Aristotle: Poetics

Aristotle: Poetics

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by Aristotle
     
 
Based on the Jowett translation revised by Jonathan Barnes, this edition includes a select bibliography, notes, a guide to the main events of Aristotle's life and an analytic introduction.

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Based on the Jowett translation revised by Jonathan Barnes, this edition includes a select bibliography, notes, a guide to the main events of Aristotle's life and an analytic introduction.

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Library Journal
This useful book, an extended study of the Poetics , treats such subjects as Aristotle's general aesthetic views; mimesis; pity, fear, and katharsis; recognition, reversal, and hamartia; tragic misfortune; the nontragic genres; and the historical influence of the work. Aristotle emerges as holding a deeply cognitivist view of poetry and as rejecting the attempt to judge art primarily by external (e.g., moral, political) criteria; his call for the relative autonomy of art, however, neither commits him to an aestheticist view nor prevents him from attributing to art a significant moral dimension. Halliwell's attempts to keep Plato in close view and to keep the Poetics within the context of Aristotle's philosophy as a whole are illuminating. For academic collections. Richard Hogan, Philosophy Dept., Southeastern Massachusetts Univ., N. Dartmouth
Booknews
Pivoting on the argument that at its heart lies a philosophical urge to work out a secularized understanding of Greek tragedy, Halliwell (Greek, U. of St. Andrews, Scotland) offers a sustained interpretation of the . He assumes no knowledge of Greek. The 1986 edition published by Gerald Duckworth and Company is here reprinted with a new introduction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
B. R. Rees
A work which must become essential reading no only for all serious students of the Poetics, including those who, like [this] reviewer, have dabbled in it from time to time, but also for those (the great majority) who have prudenty fought shy of it altogether.
Classical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932681512
Publisher:
NuVision Publications, LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
65
File size:
224 KB

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