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In the tenth book of the Republic, when Plato has completed his final burning denunciation of Poetry, the false Siren, the imitator of things which themselves are shadows, the ally of all that is low and weak in the soul against that which is high and strong, who makes us feed the things we ought to starve and serve the things we ought to rule, he ends with a touch of compunction: 'We will give her champions, not poets themselves but poet-­lovers, an opportunity to make her defence in plain prose and show that she is not only sweet--­as we well know--­but also helpful to society and the life of man, and we will listen in a kindly spirit. For we shall be gainers, I take it, if this can be proved.­' Aristotle certainly knew the passage, and it looks as if his treatise on poetry was an answer to Plato's challenge.

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Author: AristotlePublisher: Dürrschen BuchhandlungYear published: 1882Book contributor: unknown libraryLanguage: German1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Among the most influential books in Western civilization, the Poetics is really a treatise on fine art. It offers seminal ideas on the nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more, including such concepts as catharsis, the tragic flaw, unities of time and place and other rules of drama.

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Examines the way human societies are governed and organized. Aristotle establishes how constitutions can be upheld and established by examining how societies are run. An extremely exciting work in the history of politics. This book easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. This ebook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable.

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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, based on lectures that he gave in Athens in the fourth century BCE, is one of the most significant works in moral philosophy, and has profoundly influenced the whole course of subsequent philosophical endeavour. It is soundly located within a philosophical tradition, but its argument differs markedly from those of Plato and Socrates in its emphasis on the exercise - as opposed to the mere possession - of virtue as the key to human happiness, offering seminal discussions of ethical issues that are practical in their intent. Topics covered include the role of luck in human wellbeing, moral education, responsibility, courage, justice, moral weakness, friendship and pleasure. This accessible new translation by Roger Crisp follows the Greek text closely and also provides a non-­Greek-­reader with the flavour of the original. The volume also includes a historical and philosophical introduction and notes on further reading.

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On Prophesying by Dreams

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