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Aristotle's Poetics

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Aristotle's Poetics is best known for its definitions and analyses of tragedy and comedy, but it also applies to truth and beauty as they are manifested in the other arts. In our age, when the natural and social sciences have dominated the quest for truth, it is helpful to consider why Aristotle claimed poetry is more philosophical and more significant than history. Like so many other works by Aristotle, the Poetics has dominated the way we have thought about all forms of dramatic performance in Europe and America ever since. The essence of poetry lies in its ability to transcend the particulars of everyday experience and articulate universals, not merely what has happened but what might happen and what ought to happen. © Agora Publications

Aristotle's Poetics is best known for its definitions and analyses of tragedy and comedy, but it also applies to truth and beauty as they are manifested in the other arts. In our age, when the natural and social sciences have dominated the quest for truth, it is helpful to consider why Aristotle claimed poetry is more philosophical and more significant than history. Like so many other works by Aristotle, the Poetics has dominated the way we have thought about all forms of dramatic performance in Europe and America ever since. The essence of poetry lies in its ability to transcend the particulars of everyday experience and articulate universals, not merely what has happened but what might happen and what ought to happen. © Agora Publications
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Aristotle's Poetics is best known for its definitions and analyses of tragedy and comedy, but it also applies to truth and beauty as they are manifested in the other arts. In our age, when the natural and social sciences have dominated the quest for truth, it is helpful to consider why Aristotle claimed poetry is more philosophical and more significant than history. Like so many other works by Aristotle, the Poetics has dominated the way we have thought about all forms of dramatic performance in Europe and America ever since. The essence of poetry lies in its ability to transcend the particulars of everyday experience and articulate universals, not merely what has happened but what might happen and what ought to happen. © Agora Publications

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Childs

Length:

1h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:33