Plato's Poetics

11 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2014

Date Written: 1986

Abstract

This paper presents an introductory overview of Plato's poetics, aesthetics, and literary theory, with particular reference to his notion of mimesis, and grounding the discussion on his Theory of Ideas. It is part of a lecture series on the history of literary criticism, partly available online as HYPERCRITICA: A HYPERTEXTUAL HISTORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM.

Keywords: Plato, Philosophy, Literary theory, Aesthetics, Poetics, Ideas, Representation, Mimesis

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, Plato's Poetics (1986). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2414535 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2414535

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.garcialanda.net

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