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ERIC Number: EJ901800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Rethinking Aristotle's "Poetics": The Pragmatic Aspect of Art and Knowledge
Gupta, Anoop
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v44 n4 p60-80 Win 2010
I attempted to argue that, for Aristotle, art can be understood to have instrumental consequences directed toward external ends affecting ethical praxis. First, I considered the philosophical case that art, for Aristotle, affects ethical practice. Second, the non-philosophical literature related to some of the possible usages of art is sampled. Finally, I argued that knowledge must be understood in terms of a social practice. The noteworthy implication of this paper is that both knowledge and art, for Aristotle, have potential ethical consequences. (Contains 83 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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