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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Poetics (Hardcover) (Angela Curran)

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Aristotle’s Poetics is the first philosophical account of an art form and is the foundational text in the history of aesthetics. TheRoutledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Poetics is an accessible guide to this often dense and cryptic work. Angela Curran introduces and assesses:

  • Aristotle’s life and the background to the Poetics
  • the ideas and text of the Poetics, including mimesis; poetic techne; the definition of tragedy; the elements of poetic composition; the Poetics’ recommendations for tragic plot patterns; catharsis; epic and comedy; the nature of our emotional response to drama; the proper pleasure of tragedy; and the role that art plays in a human life
  • the relevance of Aristotle’s work in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and philosophical psychology to thePoetics
  • a comparison of Plato and Aristotle on the value of mimetic art
  • the continuing importance of Aristotle’s Poetics to contemporary philosophy, aesthetics, and philosophy of film.

Aristotle?s Poetics is the first philosophical account of an art form and is the foundational text in the history of aesthetics. TheRoutledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Poetics is an accessible guide to this often dense and cryptic work. Angela Curran introduces and assesses:

  • Aristotle?s life and the background to the Poetics
  • the ideas and text of the Poetics, including mimesis; poetic techne; the definition of tragedy; the elements of poetic composition; the Poetics? recommendations for tragic plot patterns; catharsis; epic and comedy; the nature of our emotional response to drama; the proper pleasure of tragedy; and the role that art plays in a human life
  • the relevance of Aristotle?s work in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and philosophical psychology to thePoetics
  • a comparison of Plato and Aristotle on the value of mimetic art
  • the continuing importance of Aristotle?s Poetics to contemporary philosophy, aesthetics, and philosophy of film.

Number of Pages: 338
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Angela Curran
Language: English
Street Date: October 30, 2015
TCIN: 21406295
UPC: 9780415780087
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-5882

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