An Analysis of the Changing Interpretation of Aristotle’s “Poetics”: The Context Theory and Poetic Theory in Aristotle and Avicenna

Cashman, Danny P.


  • This study seeks to explore the philosophical significance of Aristotle’s Poetics and its place in his corpus. Today, Aristotle’s poetic theory is largely ignored by the philosophical community, despite its significance from antiquity through the medieval period. This study examines the history of poetic theory, from Pre-Aristotelian views on poetic imitation, through Aristotle’s Poetics itself, ... read more
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