Plato vs. Aristotle
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An examination of the way both Plato and Aristotle view the concepts of art and poetry. It uses their works, "The Republic", "Ion", and "Aristotle Poetics", in order to discuss the way these philosophers related to the aesthetics of poetry and art.
From the Paper:"Literature, Plato adds, should solely deal with suitable subjects, and only in a suitable manner. The poet, he stresses, "must only tell plain stories of virtuous people." The wrong poetry is seen as something that can cripple the mind. Homer and Hesiod, for example, should not to be allowed for they represent the gods as behaving badly with lusting and feasting. Furthermore, God is only the creator of good things not of evil that these works contain."
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