Poetique: Avec Des Extraits de La Politique Et Des Problemes (1878) (Hardcover)

Author: Aristotle

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The writings of Greek philosopher ARISTOTLE (384BC322Bestudent of Plato, teacher of Alexander the Greatare among the most influential on Western thought, and indeed upon Western civilization itself. From theology and logic to politics and even biology, there is no area of human knowledge that has not been touched by his thinking. Poeticsone of Aristotles greatest worksis the philosophers grand and insightful essay on art and its purposes. Why must a story have a beginning, a middle, and an end? How can we define tragedy, and what is the artistic purpose of it? Is there one ideal kind of drama? What is the nature of poetry? How consciously should poets and playwrights construct their work? All these questions, and others, are discussed and debated in this, perhaps the single most significant text in Western critical tradition. Writers, actors, students of literature, and armchair philosophers will find it a challengingand rewardingread.

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Publisher Kessinger Publishing
Mfg Part# 9781104063672
SKU 210815586
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1104063670
Release Date 3/2/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0164
Publisher Kessinger Publishing
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