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Essays on Aristotle's Poetics : Princeton Paperbacks - Amelie Oksenberg Rorty

Essays on Aristotle's Poetics

Princeton Paperbacks

By: Amelie Oksenberg Rorty (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1992
ISBN: 9780691014982
Number Of Pages: 448

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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.

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
The Psychology of Aristotelian Tragedyp. 1
Aristotle on History and Poetryp. 23
Myth and Tragedyp. 33
Acting: Drama as the Mimesis of Praxisp. 51
Aristotle on Mimesisp. 73
One Actionp. 97
Plot Imitates Action: Aesthetic Evaluation and Moral Realism in Aristotle's Poeticsp. 111
Outside the Drama: The Limits of Tragedy in Aristotle's Poeticsp. 133
Ethos and Dianoia Reconsideredp. 155
Hamartia and Virtuep. 177
Necessity, Chance, and "What Happens for the Most Part" in Aristotle's Poeticsp. 197
Aristotle's Favorite Tragediesp. 221
Pleasure, Understanding, and Emotion in Aristotle's Poeticsp. 241
Tragedy and Self-sufficiency: Plato and Aristotle on Fear and Pityp. 261
Pity and Fear in the Rhetoric and the Poeticsp. 291
Katharsisp. 315
From Catharsis to the Aristotelian Meanp. 341
Aristotle and Iphigeniap. 359
Aristotle on the Pleasure of Comedyp. 379
The Poetics for a Practical Criticp. 387
Epilogue: The Poetics and its Interpretersp. 409
Selected Bibliographyp. 425
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ISBN: 9780691014982
ISBN-10: 0691014981
Series: Princeton Paperbacks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st August 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64