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The Aesthetics of Mimesis:
Ancient Texts and Modern Problems
Stephen Halliwell

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xi
Note to the Reader xiii
INTRODUCTION: Mimesis and the History of Aesthetics 1
PART I
CHAPTER ONE
Representation and Reality: Plato and Mimesis 37
CHAPTER TWO
Romantic Puritanism: Plato and the Psychology of Mimesis 72
CHAPTER THREE
Mimesis and the Best Life: Plato's Repudiation of the Tragic 98
CHAPTER FOUR
More Than Meets the Eye: Looking into Plato's Mirror 118
PART II
CHAPTER FIVE
Inside and Outside the Work of Art: Aristotelian Mimesis Reevaluated 151
CHAPTER SIX
The Rewards of Mimesis: Pleasure, Understanding, and Emotion in Aristotle's Aesthetics 177
CHAPTER SEVEN
Tragic Pity: Aristotle and Beyond 207
CHAPTER EIGHT
Music and the Limits of Mimesis: Aristotle versus Philodemus 234
PART III
CHAPTER NINE
Truth or Delusion?The Mimeticist Legacy in Hellenistic Philosophy 263
CHAPTER TEN
Images of Life: Mimesis and Literary Criticism after Aristotle 287
CHAPTER ELEVEN
Renewal and Transformation: Neoplatonism and Mimesis 313
CHAPTER TWELVE
An Inheritance Contested: Renaissance to Modernity 344
Bibliography 383
Index 419

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