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Published on September 12, 2007

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Aristotle's Poetics and its History

Aristotle Greek Philosopher circa 335 B.C.E.

Greek Philosopher

circa 335 B.C.E.

Poetics Literary Aesthetics What are the essential features of Literary Work What constitutes works of value?

Literary Aesthetics

What are the essential features of Literary Work

What constitutes works of value?

Three Categories Tragedy Comedy Epic

Tragedy

Comedy

Epic

Mimesis (imitation) Catharsis (purification, cleansing) Poetics

Mimesis (imitation)

Catharsis (purification, cleansing)

Lost Works After the Roman Period Aristotle’s works were thought to be lost However, they were preserved by Muslim scholars and philosophers

After the Roman Period Aristotle’s works were thought to be lost

However, they were preserved by Muslim scholars and philosophers

Influence on Islamic Thought Was the groundwork for the falsafa school of Islamic thought Influenced prominent Islamic scholars such as Al-Farabi, Ibn Sina and Ibn Rushd

Was the groundwork for the falsafa school of Islamic thought

Influenced prominent Islamic scholars such as Al-Farabi, Ibn Sina and Ibn Rushd

Ibn Rushd (Averroes) Andalusian Arab Philosopher (1126-1198) Commentary on Aristotle greatly influenced European thinkers

Andalusian Arab Philosopher (1126-1198)

Commentary on Aristotle greatly influenced European thinkers

Influence Deeply influential in the Early Modern Period Spurred the Neo-classical movement

Deeply influential in the Early Modern Period

Spurred the Neo-classical movement

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