I ordered this particular translation of the poetics for a two-person reading group the other member recommended it for the translation and this being my first reading of the whole text i was happy to go along. Plato's view of literature is heavily conditioned by the atmosphere adopt stories and plots of a more general nature (poetics ii) aesthetic pleasure, which is cognitive in nature. This presentation deals with greek philosopher plato's objections to poetry and aristotle's clarification on the confusion created by plato it is said that plato confused study of morals/ethics with that of aesthetics. Influence of aristotle vs plato and poetics these and several aristotle said that man was a political animal by nature and thus could not avoid the.
In contrast to western notions of mimesis, the chinese poetic tradition assumes the existence of fundamental, mutually implicating correlations between the patterns (wen) immanent in nature and those of human culture. Aesthetics, history of in the west, the history of systematic philosophizing about the arts begins with plato but his great achievement was preceded, and prepared for, by certain developments in the preceding two hundred years, of which we know or can guess only a little. In understanding religion as an imitation of philosophy, the islamic philosophers were consciously evoking the background of aristotle's poetics and plato's republic and the aesthetic theories which they developed through a creative blending of the respective views of their two ancient sources on the nature of imitation. Plato's pupil aristotle addressed the matter in his treatise poetics, a discussion of the nature and status of poetic tragedy that has become one of the seminal texts in western aesthetics for aristotle the desire to imitate is both natural and a source of pleasure.
Like plato, aristotle thought these themes are developed in connection with the arts in aristotle's poetics rather than shying away from greek drama, as plato. Lecture 8 greek thought: socrates, plato and aristotle philosophy came into existence when the greeks discovered their dissatisfaction with supernatural and. Aristotle - political theory: turning from the ethics treatises to their sequel, the politics, the reader is brought down to earth man is a political animal, aristotle observes human beings are creatures of flesh and blood, rubbing shoulders with each other in cities and communities. The principal source of our knowledge of aristotle's aesthetic and literary theory is the poetics, but important supplementary information is found in other treatises, chiefly the rhetoric, the politics, and the nicomachean ethics as expressed in these works, aristotelian aesthetics directly contradicts plato's negative view of art by. This is because art was held to be an imitation of nature or reality, and plato and aristotle's theories on nature and reality were widely different, as were their ideas on the mechanism of imitation.
For example, it is possible that there is no particular good in existence, but good is still a proper universal form aristotle disagreed with plato on this point, arguing that all universals are instantiated at some period of time, and that there are no universals that are unattached to existing things. Abstract this paper gathers a few points developed in my recent book, the indispensable excess of the aesthetic: evolution of sensibility in nature, where i explore the processes that involve aisthesis from their most primal manifestations to their more complex. When plato's nephew, speusippus (died c 338 bc), was elected as his successor, plato's greatest disciple, aristotle (384-322 bc), left for assus, a greek city-state in anatolia, and then went. The perspective of plato and aristotle on the value of art in the poetics, aristotle attempts to articulate a method of inquiry, not a rigid system or standard of.
In short plato rejected poetry as it is mimetic in nature on the moral and philosophical virtues aristotle who believes that poetry as it is mimetic nature he gives his views that poetry is an imitation of an action, and he neither in favor of philosophical nor moral. Platonism, rendered as a proper noun, is the philosophy of plato or the name of other philosophical systems considered closely derived from it in narrower usage, platonism, rendered as a common noun, refers to the philosophy that affirms the existence of abstract objects, which are asserted to exist in a third realm distinct both from the sensible external world and from the internal. Plato and aristotle similarities and differences 6 plato and aesthetics plato believes that wisdom is the supreme goal of existence but plato was too hungry.
Aesthetic atheism denies the existence of god (based on the failure of proofs of god's existence and also based on the ways in which religious belief leads to various distortions, as nietzsche saw) but at the same time affirms experiences of transcendence. If aesthetics is the philosophical inquiry into art and beauty (or a contemporary surrogate for beauty, eg aesthetic value), the striking feature of plato's dialogues is that he devotes as much time as he does to both topics and yet treats them oppositely art, mostly as represented by poetry, is. The aesthetics of mimesis plato, a mature philosophical theory of artistic mimesis involves integral nature that he takes to explain the existence of poetry. Aristotle responds to another of plato's objections about art- this time one of a moral nature aristotle's tragedy, as described in the poetics would be dismissed from plato's republic because.
He studied nature and history in detail in fact there was a classification study at a certain level for logical goals in plato's academy but the continual and systematic study developed by aristotle in lyceum made the former one unimportant. Tripartite poetics a reexamination of plato's aesthetics by elias centres his argument on the poetic nature of plato's dialogues, which he sees as. Theory of mimesis: plato and greek aesthetics plato made enquiry into the nature of pictorial representation and he provides an undeniable sign for the.