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Tragic pleasures : Aristotle on plot and emotion, Elizabeth S. Belfiore

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Tragic pleasures : Aristotle on plot and emotion
Title
Tragic pleasures
Title remainder
Aristotle on plot and emotion
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth S. Belfiore
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Elizabeth Belfiore offers a striking new interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics by situating the work within the Aristotelian corpus and in the context of Greek culture in general. In Aristotle's Rhetoric, the Politics, and the ethical, psychological, logical, physical, and biological works, Belfiore finds extremely important but largely neglected sources for understanding the elliptical statements in the Poetics. The author argues that these Aristotelian texts, and those
  • Of other ancient writers, call into question the traditional view that katharsis in the Poetics is a homeopathic process - one in which pity and fear affect emotions like themselves. She maintains, instead, that Aristotle considered katharsis to be an allopathic process in which pity and fear purge the soul of shameless, antisocial, and aggressive emotions. While exploring katharsis, Tragic Pleasures analyzes the closely related question of how the Poetics treats the
  • Issue of plot structure. In fact, Belfiore's wide-ranging work eventually discusses every central concept in the Poetics, including imitation, pity and fear, necessity and probability, character, and kinship relations
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DLC
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1944-
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Belfiore, Elizabeth S.
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1899.G74
LC item number
B45 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotle
  • AristÓteles
  • Tragedy
  • Poetics
  • Aesthetics
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Poetics
  • Tragedy
  • Poetica (Aristoteles)
  • Emoties
  • Tragedies
  • Intriges
  • Aristotelismo
  • Tragédia (literatura)
  • Poesia
  • Poesia (estudo)
Label
Tragic pleasures : Aristotle on plot and emotion, Elizabeth S. Belfiore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-380) and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Greek Background. Ch. 1. The Gorgon at the Feast. Gorgon and Gorgoneion. Pindar. Eumenides. A Medicine to Produce Aidos -- pt. II. Plot: The Soul of Tragedy. Ch. 2. Philia and Tragic Imitation. Imitation. Representation. Production: Tragedy Imitates Nature. Similarity. Theoria. Philia. Ch. 3. Plot and Character. The Plot-Character Distinction. Ethos. Ethos as Part of Tragedy. The Spoudaioi. Problems. Plot and Ethos in the Greek Tragedies. Ch. 4. Necessity, Probability, and Plausibility. Necessity and Probability. Plausibility, Plot, and Episode. Ch. 5. Parts and Wholes. The Parts of the Plot. Pathos. Peripeteia. Recognition. Good and Bad Plots. Poetics 13: Changes and Characters. Poetics 14: Pathos and Recognition -- pt. III. Pity and Fear. Ch. 6. Fear, Pity, and Shame in Aristotle's Philosophy. Pity, Fear, and Physical Danger. Fear of Disgrace: Aidos and Aischune. Aristotle and the Greek Tradition. Rhetoric. Nicomachean Ethics. Eudemian Ethics. Aidos, Excellence, and Habituation. Kataplexis and Ekplexis. Summary. Ch. 7. Tragic Emotion. Pity and Pear in the Poetics. Aesthetic and Real-Life Emotion. Flight and Pursuit. Tragedy and Rhetoric -- pt. IV. Katharsis. Ch. 8. Katharsis and the Critical Tradition. The Definition of Tragedy. The Homeopathic Prejudice. Homeopathy: Theoretical Problems. Homeopathy: The Ancient Evidence. Ch. 9. Katharsis in Aristotle's Philosophy. Overview. Physical Katharsis. Katharsis of the Katamenia. Medical Katharsis. Psychic Katharsis. Purity. Psychic and Physical Excellence. Politics 8. Iron and Wood. The Platonic Elenchus. Ch. 10. Tragic Katharsis
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 412 pages
Isbn
9780691068992
Lccn
91042103
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24847245
  • (OCoLC)ocm24847245
Label
Tragic pleasures : Aristotle on plot and emotion, Elizabeth S. Belfiore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-380) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Greek Background. Ch. 1. The Gorgon at the Feast. Gorgon and Gorgoneion. Pindar. Eumenides. A Medicine to Produce Aidos -- pt. II. Plot: The Soul of Tragedy. Ch. 2. Philia and Tragic Imitation. Imitation. Representation. Production: Tragedy Imitates Nature. Similarity. Theoria. Philia. Ch. 3. Plot and Character. The Plot-Character Distinction. Ethos. Ethos as Part of Tragedy. The Spoudaioi. Problems. Plot and Ethos in the Greek Tragedies. Ch. 4. Necessity, Probability, and Plausibility. Necessity and Probability. Plausibility, Plot, and Episode. Ch. 5. Parts and Wholes. The Parts of the Plot. Pathos. Peripeteia. Recognition. Good and Bad Plots. Poetics 13: Changes and Characters. Poetics 14: Pathos and Recognition -- pt. III. Pity and Fear. Ch. 6. Fear, Pity, and Shame in Aristotle's Philosophy. Pity, Fear, and Physical Danger. Fear of Disgrace: Aidos and Aischune. Aristotle and the Greek Tradition. Rhetoric. Nicomachean Ethics. Eudemian Ethics. Aidos, Excellence, and Habituation. Kataplexis and Ekplexis. Summary. Ch. 7. Tragic Emotion. Pity and Pear in the Poetics. Aesthetic and Real-Life Emotion. Flight and Pursuit. Tragedy and Rhetoric -- pt. IV. Katharsis. Ch. 8. Katharsis and the Critical Tradition. The Definition of Tragedy. The Homeopathic Prejudice. Homeopathy: Theoretical Problems. Homeopathy: The Ancient Evidence. Ch. 9. Katharsis in Aristotle's Philosophy. Overview. Physical Katharsis. Katharsis of the Katamenia. Medical Katharsis. Psychic Katharsis. Purity. Psychic and Physical Excellence. Politics 8. Iron and Wood. The Platonic Elenchus. Ch. 10. Tragic Katharsis
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 412 pages
Isbn
9780691068992
Lccn
91042103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24847245
  • (OCoLC)ocm24847245

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