This article combines a whole translation of Aristotle's "poetics" with a working remark, revealed on dealing with pages, to maintain the reader in non-stop touch with the linguistic and important subtleties of the unique whereas highlighting an important matters for college students of literature and literary conception. the quantity comprises essays via George Whalley that define his procedure and goal. He identifies a deep congruence among Aristotle's knowing of mimesis and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's view of mind's eye
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In the notes accompanying his translation, he remarks that "'imitation' is now the least adequate (though still regrettably common) translation of'mimesis'" (71). Halliwell, Translation, 28. Gerald F. Else, Plato and Aristotle on Poetry (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986), 75. Paul Woodruff, "Aristotle on Mimesis," Essays on Aristotle's Poetics, ed. Amelie Oksenberg Rorty (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992), 90. Halliwell, Translation, 18. Halliwell, Translation, 23.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria, ed. James Engell and W. Jackson Bate, vol. 7 of The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, gen. ed. Kathleen Coburn (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983), 21-2. Plato's metaphor of the divided line separating visible from intelligible entities (Book VI of Republic) was very influential in later neo-platonic accounts of poetry. See Wesley Trimpi, Muses of One Mind (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983), 201-22. Jonathan Lear, "Katharsis," in Rorty, 333-4.
Walton takes his leads from Wittgenstein, among several others, as he explores the similarities between experiencing works of art and following, or learning, the rules of a game, including the child's game of make-believe. He almost overlooks Aristotle and Coleridge, referring to the former only a few times (and not at all in the index) and to the latter once, in passing. This scanty treatment is the more surprising in that these figures are significant not simply to his incidental points but to his major premises.
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