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Essays on Aristotle's Poetics
Amélie Oksenberg Rorty

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
The Psychology of Aristotelian Tragedy1
Aristotle on History and Poetry23
Myth and Tragedy33
Acting: Drama as the Mimesis of Praxis51
Aristotle on Mimesis73
One Action97
Plot Imitates Action: Aesthetic Evaluation and Moral Realism in Aristotle's Poetics111
Outside the Drama: The Limits of Tragedy in Aristotle's Poetics133
Ethos and Dianoia Reconsidered155
Hamartia and Virtue177
Necessity, Chance, and "What Happens for the Most Part" in Aristotle's Poetics197
Aristotle's Favorite Tragedies221
Pleasure, Understanding, and Emotion in Aristotle's Poetics241
Tragedy and Self-sufficiency: Plato and Aristotle on Fear and Pity261
Pity and Fear in the Rhetoric and the Poetics291
Katharsis315
From Catharsis to the Aristotelian Mean341
Aristotle and Iphigenia359
Aristotle on the Pleasure of Comedy379
The Poetics for a Practical Critic387
Epilogue: The Poetics and its Interpreters409
Selected Bibliography425

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