|Forlag||Cambridge University Press|
|Emne||Ancient (Classical) Greek; Ancient Greece; Classical history / classical civilisation; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500|
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Om Tragic Pathos
Scholars have often focused on understanding Aristotle's poetic theory, and particularly the concept of catharsis in the Poetics, as a response to Plato's critique of pity in the Republic. However, this book shows that, while Greek thinkers all acknowledge pity and some form of fear as responses to tragedy, each assumes for the two emotions a different purpose, mode of presentation and, to a degree, understanding. This book reassesses expressions of the emotions within different tragedies and explores emotional responses to and discussions of the tragedies by contemporary philosophers, providing insights into the ethical and social implications of the emotions.