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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plato.,
  • Poetry -- History and criticism.,
  • Mythology, Greek, in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJulius A. Elias.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB398.P6 E44 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 261 p. ;
    Number of Pages261
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3167115M
    ISBN 100873958063, 0873958071
    LC Control Number83009137


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Aristotle replied to the charges made by his Guru Plato against poetry in particular and art in general. He replied to them one by one in his defence of poetry. Plato says that art being the imitation of the actual is removed from the Truth.

It only gives the likeness of a thing in concrete, and the likeness is always less than real. In Plato's Defence of Poetry, the myths themselves are interpreted afresh in light of these claims.

Julius A. Elias is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Among his publications are critical editions of Schiller's Naive and Sentimental Poetry and On the Sublime.

Poetry and Poetics *immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version.

Aysun BARUT 11 TKL/ TAKE-HOME EXAMINATION ARISTOTLE’S DEFENSE OF POETRY AGAINST PLATO IN THE LIGHT OF LITERARY CRITICISM As literary critics, Plato and Aristotle have different opinions on poetry and also it’s social effects.

Plato’s Republic is a work which is not directly about literature; but his comments on poetry determine. the poets in Book III of the Platos defence of poetry book lies at the center of Sidney's poetic theory.

More precisely, the Defence of Poetry secures a proper place for poetry in the worship of the Reformed Church,5 based upon a Platonic aesthetic. That Sidney's Defence of. And later, in Book X, Plato claims that most poetry of necessity contains evil men (in order to produce interest and pleasure), and this too forms a basis for a Platos defence of poetry book condemnation of poetry.

That imitation has harmful effects is a complex matter; Plato’s argument rests on several crucial assumptions concerning the effect of poetry on. Plato's discussions of rhetoric and poetry are both extensive and influential. As in so many other cases, he sets the agenda for the subsequent tradition.

And yet understanding his remarks about each of these topics—rhetoric and poetry—presents us with significant philosophical and interpretive challenges. This timely book argues that the institutionalisation of literary theory, particularly within American and British academic circles, has led to a sterility of thought which ignores the special character of literary art.

Mark Edmundson traces the origins of this tendency to the ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry, in which Plato took the side of philosophy; and he shows how the work 3/5(1).

inconsistent espousal of poetry. Plato's re-luctance to sacrifice Homer and Hesiod to the demands of the intellect makes further tribute to poetry in his name unnecessary. Plato's theory of poetry is far more ab-stract and less applicable to the analysis of poetry than that of Aristotle.

Plato's over-whelming bias towards ethics has tempted. A summary of Book X in Plato's The Republic. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Republic and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Prior to publication of this book, much had been written on Plato as a critic of literature, but no commentaries had appeared in English on the Ion, or the opening books of the Republic in which Plato launches his famous attack on poetry, since the early years of this century.

This volume brings together these texts and the relevant section of Republic /5(3). Objectives Introduction Self-Check Questions for Relevance of Classical Criticism Self-Check Questions for Plato’s Theory of Mimesis and Aristotle’s Defence Aristotle's Reply to Plato's Objection Aristotle's Objection to the Theory of Mimesis.

Conversely, Plato's definition of poetry was certainly influenced by Socrates, his own teacher. We know about Socrates through Plato himself, and we know that Socrates believed poetry to be a.

Plato’s Theory of Mimesis and Aristotle’s Defence In his theory of Mimesis, Plato says that all art is mimetic by nature; art is an imitation of life. He believed that ‘idea’ is the ultimate reality.

Art imitates idea and so it is imitation of reality. He examines poetry as a piece of art and not as a book of preaching or teaching. Get an answer for 'In Defence of Poesie, discuss how Sidney defends poetry against Plato's accusations.' and find homework help for other Defence of Poesie questions at eNotes.

Somewhere between a historical account and work of philosophy, Socrates' Defence details the final plea of Plato's beloved mentor. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday.

Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many : While The Republic is a book concerned with justice, it also addresses many other topics. Some scholars go so far as to say that the book is primarily about something other than justice.

Critic Allan Bloom, for instance, reads the book first and foremost as a defense of philosophy—as Socrates’s second “apology.” Socrates was executed by.

“The old quarrel between philosophy and poetry” that Plato mentions in book X of the Republic comes in the form of a full-blown argumentation between philosophy and rhetoric in Gorgias, where Socrates’s interlocutor, by the same name of the dialogue, defines the rhetorician as a maker of speeches of blame and praise, and philosophy is.

Benjamin Jowett (–) was an Anglican clergyman and educator. His translations of Plato’s Dialogues appeared in The translations from poetry come from Jowett’s translations of both Plato and Plato’s quotations from others.

The numbers in brackets following quotations refer to book numbers. Buy Plato's Defence of Poetry by Julius A. Elias from Waterstones today.

Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: Plato’s Republic – Attack on Poetry. Plato’s Republic – Attack on Poetry.

Plato’s Republic attacks Poetry and poets. Plato’s statement that poets deserve to be banished is one of the most famous views of great thinkers in relation to Poetry. When Plato talked about the ideal in ‘Republic’, he gave no place to poets there.

We too are inspired by that love of poetry which the education of noble States has implanted in us, and therefore we would have her appear at her best and truest; but so long as she is unable to make good her defence, this argument of ours shall be a charm to us, which we will repeat to ourselves while we listen to her strains; that we may not.

Plato’s Attack on Poetry. Plato being much aware of these things and being profoundly influenced was not in favour of poetry at all.

His attack on poetry can be. However, Plato announces in the same chapter that if anyone can prove to him that poetry has a place in a well-run society he will allow the poets in. Almost two thousand years later, the English scholar Sir Phillip Sidney wrote A Defence of Poetry ().

Plato talks of an ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry in a well-known passage of the Republic belonging to book X (cf. B), at the end of a treatment of poetry and of other arts which is meant to show that all imitative poetry (cf. A-B) e, in general, imitative art, is to be regarded as harmful (and therefore to be excluded Author: Walter G.

Leszl. Believe it or not, the English title The Republic may not actually be the most accurate translation of this dialogue's Greek title Politeia. "Politeia" means something much closer to our word "regime," which actually makes a bit more sense.

Considering that Plato's city is an aristocracy in which the state controls practically every part of life, calling it a "republic," with the democratic. William Temple, Plato and Christianity, p. “In the tenth book of the Republic he says that, whereas the artificer in making any material object imitates the eternal idea, an artist only imitates the imitation ( A D); but in Book V he said that we do not blame an artist who depicts a face more beautiful than any actual human face.

But the Republic( D) like the Gorgias( E C) knows the more technical distinction of the Philebus(42 C ff., 53 C ff.) between pure pleasures and.

The text of apology. The Apology of Socrates, by the philosopher Plato (– BCE), was one of many explanatory apologia about Socrates's legal defence against accusations of corruption and impiety; most apologia were published in the decade after the Trial of Socrates ( BCE).

As such, Plato's Apology of Socrates is an early philosophic defence of Socrates, presented in. In Book X, Plato makes epistemological and metaphysical arguments for banning all imitative poetry. Sayers points out that Plato’s use of the term imitation shifts markedly between Book III and Book X.

In Book III, it denotes the kind of poetry that uses direct speech instead of narration or description. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Plato books online.

Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Plato ( – ) Plato (Greek: Πλάτων, Plátōn) (c to c BC) was an immensely influential ancient Greek philosopher, a student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens where Aristotle studied.

Plato lectured extensively at the Academy, and wrote on many philosophical issues. The most important writings of Plato are his dialogues. Socrates said in the Apology—but it is Plato who put the words in Socrates’ mouth—that the poets are among the worst interpreters of their own works: they create without understanding, on the wings of inspiration; but when they discuss their works.

Plato returns to the banishment of the artists in the last book of Republic, where his case is It is the basis of Shelley's A Defence of. Plato’s Defence of Poetry.

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