Essays on Aristotle's Poetics

Essays on Aristotle's Poetics

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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 Kosman, Jonathan Lear, Alexander Nehamas, Martha C. Nussbaum, Deborah Roberts, G.E.M. de Ste. Croix, Nancy Sherman, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Stephen A. White, and Paul Woodruff.But to give Sophoclesa#39; familiar tale a novel twist, imagine King Laius of Thebes had fathered an identical twin, Oddipus. ... But Oedipus, who was warned at Delphi that he would kill his father and marry his mother, who tried to escape his fateanbsp;...

Title:Essays on Aristotle's Poetics
Author:Amélie Rorty
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 1992


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