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RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Under Alexander the Great, who Aristotle had tutored, within ten years time Greek culture spread from Macedonia as far as Egypt and Babylon. As part of this expansion, the Greeks...
Art and Music, Courses, History of Philosophy, Moral theory, On Art and Music, On Reason, Poetry, Uncategorized
RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS While Plato's aesthetics fundamentally focuses on moral questions of art, Aristotle's examines the rhetorical form and structure of tragedy and highlights the cathartic function of art. Again in contrast to...
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RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS For Aristotle ethics and politics are fundamentally intertwined. He understands both domains functionally. The human function or purpose, he argues, is to be understood in relationship to our nature. To...
Art and Music, History of Philosophy, On Art and Music, Politics
RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Plato's aesthetics is characterized by a fundamental paradox: He warns continually to be wary of the seductive voice of poets and artists, but creates an artistically honed philosophy that is...
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RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS While Socrates embodied virtue in his life and came to be seen in the Antique world as an archetype for the philosophical sage, he in fact did not put forward...
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RETURN TO TABLE OF CONTENTS Plato has a multifaceted study of justice, taking up the topic in numerous dialogues throughout his career. Here I will only explore his views as expressed in The Republic, a...