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Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) is one of the most famous philosophers in history. Together with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle is responsible for Western philosophy as it is known today. Aristotle, like the other famous Greek philosophers, stressed the importance of virtue, often advocating self improvement through constant learning. Aristotle’s most famous work is Rhetoric which discusses the power of persuasion.

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The writings of Greek philosopher ARISTOTLE (384BC-322BC)--student of Plato, teacher of Alexander the Great--are 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. Poetics--one of Aristotle's greatest works--is the philosopher's 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 challenging--and rewarding--read.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 191 KB
  • Print Length: 52 pages
  • Publisher: Acheron Press (1 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Aristotle and O'Neill 1 Nov 2013
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Used this to write my BA, and it was very helpful and a great read if you're a fan of O'Neill for instance, because this is a great help when analyzing his plays.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading 10 Aug 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars A tool for anybody in the Theatre 25 Jan 2000
By Chris Consorte - Published on
This is a great tool for those who are entering the field of theatre. It doesn't matter if your an actor, director, set desginer, or a writer, this book will help you understand why certain character traits exist in drama. The amazing thing is that they are true today as they were in Aristotle's time. If my writing career in writing takes off, I owe a lot to this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Aristotle's Poetics and modern storytelling 28 Oct 2013
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Though aimed at Greek theater thousands of years ago, it is still amazingly relevant to modern storytelling. The ranking of the elements of theater, with spectacle at the bottom, also applies to movies.
5.0 out of 5 stars It came in great condition. Just as advertised 20 Aug 2014
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It came in great condition. Just as advertised. It came in time. I would recommend the seller to other people.
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