The Lost Second Book of Aristotle's "Poetics"

Author: Walter Watson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226875105

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 3353

Of all the writings on theory and aesthetics—ancient, medieval, or modern—the most important is indisputably Aristotle’s Poetics, the first philosophical treatise to propound a theory of literature. In the Poetics, Aristotle writes that he will speak of comedy—but there is no further mention of comedy. Aristotle writes also that he will address catharsis and an analysis of what is funny. But he does not actually address any of those ideas. The surviving Poetics is incomplete. Until today. Here, Walter Watson offers a new interpretation of the lost second book of Aristotle's Poetics. Based on Richard Janko’s philological reconstruction of the epitome, a summary first recovered in 1839 and hotly contested thereafter, Watson mounts a compelling philosophical argument that places the statements of this summary of the Aristotelian text in their true context. Watson renders lucid and complete explanations of Aristotle’s ideas about catharsis, comedy, and a summary account of the different types of poetry, ideas that influenced not only Cicero’s theory of the ridiculous, but also Freud’s theory of jokes, humor, and the comic. Finally, more than two millennia after it was first written, and after five hundred years of scrutiny, Aristotle’s Poetics is more complete than ever before. Here, at last, Aristotle’s lost second book is found again.

The Poetics of Aristotle

translation and commentary

Author: Aristotle,Stephen Halliwell

Publisher: Duckbacks


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

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Aristoteles' De anima

Author: Aristóteles

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004106994

Category: Philosophy

Page: 751

View: 8234

This study provides the first critical edition of an Arabic paraphrase of Aristotle's "De Anima." It examines the confounded tradition of the text and its Greek sources and gives clues to the understanding of the philosophical content and terminology.


Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131706893


Page: 196

View: 8357

Aristotle's Poetics

Author: Aristotle,George Whalley,John Baxter,Patrick Atherton

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773516120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

View: 6273

George Whalley's English translation of the Poetics breathes new life into the study of Aristotle's aesthetics by allowing the English-speaking student to experience the dynamic quality characteristic of Aristotle's arguments in the original Greek.


Tragic Error in the Poetics of Aristotle and in Greek Tragedy

Author: Jan Maarten Bremer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Greek drama (Tragedy)

Page: 211

View: 7344

The Poetics of Aristotle and the Tractatus Coislinianus

A Bibliography from About 900 Till 1996

Author: Omert J. Schrier

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004111325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

View: 3308

This bibliography registers all editions, translations and studies bearing on Aristotle's "Poetics" and the "Tractatus Coislinianus," a treatise partly based on "Poetics II." Among the indices, those on passages and subjects should be particularly useful. Most Greek has been transliterated.

Aristotle's Poetics

Author: Stephen Halliwell,Aristotle

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226313948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 369

View: 6855

In this, the fullest, sustained interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics available in English, Stephen Halliwell demonstrates that the Poetics, despite its laconic brevity, is a coherent statement of a challenging theory of poetic art, and it hints towards a theory of mimetic art in general. Assessing this theory against the background of earlier Greek views on poetry and art, particularly Plato's, Halliwell goes further than any previous author in setting Aristotle's ideas in the wider context of his philosophical system. The core of the book is a fresh appraisal of Aristotle's view of tragic drama, in which Halliwell contends that at the heart of the Poetics lies a philosophical urge to instill a secularized understanding of Greek tragedy. "Essential reading not only for all serious students of the Poetics . . . but also for those—the great majority—who have prudently fought shy of it altogether."—B. R. Rees, Classical Review "A splendid work of scholarship and analysis . . . a brilliant interpretation."—Alexander Nehamas, Times Literary Supplement

Essays on Aristotle's Poetics

Author: Amélie Rorty

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691014982

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 435

View: 6547

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.

Uber die Dichtkunst (illustriert)

Author: Aristoteles

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372658


Page: N.A

View: 8655

Als Dichtungstheorie setzt sie sich theoretisch mit dem Wesen der Dichtung, mit ihrer Wirkung, ihrem Wert, ihren Aufgaben, ihren Funktionen, ihren spezifischen Ausdrucksmitteln und ihren poetischen Gattungen auseinander. Neben Abhandlungen zur Kunsttechnik, die in erster Linie auf Fragen der Herstellung von Dichtung (Poietik) zielen, versucht die Literaturtheorie u. a., einen allgemeinen Begriff dessen zu geben, was „poetisch“ ist, d. h., Kriterien für die Poetizität von Texten zu entwickeln.

Aristotle Poetics

Editio Maior of the Greek Text with Historical Introductions and Philological Commentaries

Author: Aristoteles,Leonardo Tarán,Dimitri Gutas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004217401

Category: Philosophy

Page: 536

View: 1291

Annotation This 'editio maior' of Aristotle's 'Poetics', based on all the primary sources, is a major contribution to scholarship. The introductory chapters provide insights about the transmission of the text to the present day and especially the significance of the Syro-Arabic tradition.

Aristotle: Poetics

Author: Aristotle,Richard Janko

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872200333

Category: Philosophy

Page: 261

View: 7136

Richard Janko's acclaimed translation of Aristotle's Poetics is accompanied by the most comprehensive commentary available in English that does not presume knowledge of the original Greek. Two other unique features are Janko's translations with notes of both the Tractatus Coislinianus, which is argued to be a summary of the lost second book of the Poetics, and fragments of Aristotle's dialogue On Poets, including recently discovered texts about catharsis, which appear in English for the first time.

Aristotle's Theory of Poetry and Fine Art

With a Critical Text and Translation of the Poetics. With a Prefatory Essay, Aristotelian Literary Criticism

Author: Samuel Henry Butcher

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486200422

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 421

View: 8501

This book contains the celebrated Butcher translation of Aristotle's Poetics, faced, page by page, with the complete Greek text (as reconstructed by Mr. Butcher from Greek, Latin and Arabic manuscripts). The editor's 300-page exposition and interpretation follows. In his classic commentary, Butcher discusses with insight, sympathy and great learning Aristotle's ideas and their importance in the history of thought and literature. His scholarly remarks cover art and nature, imitation as an aesthetic term, poetic truth, pleasure as the end of fine art, art and morality, the function of tragedy, the dramatic unities, the ideal tragic hero, plot and character, comedy, and poetic universality. A new 35-page introductory essay, Aristotelian literary criticism, by John Gassner, discusses the validity of Aristotle's ideas today and their application to contemporary literature.--From publisher description.

Aristotle on Comedy

Towards a Reconstruction of Poetics II

Author: Richard Janko,Professor of Greek Richard Janko

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520053038

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

View: 9722

Ontology and the Art of Tragedy

An Approach to Aristotle's Poetics

Author: Martha Husain

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791489795

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 6007

Argues for a reading of the Poetics in light of the Metaphysics.

The Rhetoric and Poetics of Aristotle

Author: Aristotle,John Henry Freese,Ingram Bywater


ISBN: 9781387900572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 140

View: 5510

This superb edition contains two of Aristotle's greatest writings in authoritative translations. The Rhetoric is translated by Cambridge scholar John Henry Freese, and The Poetics is translated by Oxford scholar of classics Ingram Bywater. Aristotle's legendary treatise on speech explains and instructs on the powers of oratory to move and persuade people. Composed amid the popular Greek culture, in which aspiring and reigning politicians would perfect the oratorical arts to influence voting and their subjects, Rhetoric is a summation of an art whose poignancy and power could change the face of an entire society. The Poetics of Aristotle sets out the essential nature of drama and the performing arts. Each chapter deals with a different element of drama and its composition, discussing the process by which Greek society had come to define its written literature.