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Essays on Aristotle's Poetics

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ISBN-10: 0691014981

ISBN-13: 9780691014982

Edition: 1992

Authors: Am�lie Oksenberg Rorty, Am�lie Oksenberg Rorty

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Aimed at deepening our understanding of the Poetics, this collection places Aristotle's analysis of tragedy in its larger philosophical context. In these twenty-one essays, philosophers and classicists explore the corpus of Aristotle's work in order to link the Poetics to the rest of his views on psychology and on history, ethics, and politics. The essays address such topics as catharsis, pity and fear, pleasure, character and the unity of action, and the modality of dramatic action. In addition to the editor, the contributors are Elizabeth Belfiore, Rdiger Bittner, Mary Whitlock Blundell, Wayne Booth, Dorothea Frede, Cynthia Freeland, Leon Golden, Stephen Halliwell, Richard Janko, Aryeh…    
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/30/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.54" wide x 9.09" long x 1.09" tall
Weight: 1.628

List of Contributors
The Psychology of Aristotelian Tragedy
Aristotle on History and Poetry
Myth and Tragedy
Acting: Drama as the Mimesis of Praxis
Aristotle on Mimesis
One Action
Plot Imitates Action: Aesthetic Evaluation and Moral Realism in Aristotle's Poetics
Outside the Drama: The Limits of Tragedy in Aristotle's Poetics
Ethos and Dianoia Reconsidered
Hamartia and Virtue
Necessity, Chance, and "What Happens for the Most Part" in Aristotle's Poetics
Aristotle's Favorite Tragedies
Pleasure, Understanding, and Emotion in Aristotle's Poetics
Tragedy and Self-sufficiency: Plato and Aristotle on Fear and Pity
Pity and Fear in the Rhetoric and the Poetics
From Catharsis to the Aristotelian Mean
Aristotle and Iphigenia
Aristotle on the Pleasure of Comedy
The Poetics for a Practical Critic
Epilogue: The Poetics and its Interpreters
Selected Bibliography