Title: plato's view of poetry created date: 20160806175729z. Plato's attack on the art of poetry in his the republic is one of the oldest philosophical debates it certainly has meaning still today in the midst of. Book x of the republic is plato's most aggressive attack on poetry plato sees each step removed from the idea of a thing, a degradation of that idea plato sees each step removed from the idea of a thing, a degradation of that idea.
There is some irony in plato's attack on poetry (in his saying, in the republic as i recall, that poets should be crowned with laurels and led away [exiled]). How aristotle opposes plato's attack on poetry this 5 page paper argues that aristotle's poetics to some extent provides an answer for plato's tenth chapter of the republic that shows disdain for poetry. To sustain this thesis elias discussed in detail the attack upon poetry, the shortcomings ofdialectic and the myths which he believes contain, ifonly by im- plication, plato's weak and strong defenses. In plato's defence of poetry--the first full-scale treatment of the subject since 1905--julius a elias demonstrates that plato offers a defence of poetry in response to his own famous challenge.
An apology for poetry a former playwright who dedicated his attack on the english stage, the popular philosopher: plato, poetry, and food in tudor. Why should you care about poetry in plato's the republic we have the answers here, in a quick and easy way. So aristotle had to defend poetry against his master's attack on the moral and philosophical ground he has to refute plato's charges to quote fllucas: poetry, said plato, makes men cowardly by its picture of the afterworld.
Plato's republic discusses his views on poets and poetry plato's attack on poetry is analyzed in detail with study materials, free notes, pdf. Parallels will show plato's attack on poetry to be intimately connected to his most central ethical and metaphysical views i visual appearances. View plato from english meg at ignou regional centre meg 5 literary criticism and theory 1 platos attack on poetry plato's attack on the art of poetry in his the republic is one of the oldest.
Plato's attack of poetry literary criticism of plato by nasrullah mambrol on may 1, 2017 • ( 0) plato was the most celebrated disciple of socrates by his time. In his attack against the culture of his society overall, plato, like many contemporary enemies of popular art, centers on poetry because it was the main means of cultural transmission and because it gave him the strongest case. Plato's attack on poetry saddles him with an aesthetic problem of evil republic 10 shows signs of addressing the problem with language of magic socrates begins by promising that insight into mimêsis operates as a countercharm (595b.
Aristotle's defense of poetry against plato in the light of literary criticism as literary critics, plato and aristotle have different opinions on poetry and also. In order to understand plato's attack on poetry as well as his theory of poetry, it must be remembered that the aim of his literary criticism was to educate the youth and form them into good citizens of his ideal state. Plato's attack on poetry in plato's opinion, poetry cannot shape the character of the individual not can it promote the well-being of the state it is a copy of the copy.