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By Monroe C. Beardsley

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“Beardsley’s publication accomplishes to perfection what the author meant. It illuminates a space of heritage from a undeniable viewpoint as used to be by no means performed earlier than. . . . The distinguishing characteristic of his e-book is a n pleasure over every little thing I aesthetics that has to do with symbols, meanings, language, and modes of interpretation. And this pleasure has dropped at mild features of the heritage f the topic by no means spotted sooner than, or no less than, no longer so clearly.”

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W. C. Greene, "Plato's View of Poetry," Harvard Stud Class Philol XXIX (1918). J. Tate, "'Imitation' in Plato's Republic," Class Quart XXII (1928): 16-23. _ _ _ , "Plato and 'Imitation,''' Class Quart XXVI (1932): 161-69. _ _ _ , "On Plato: Laws X 889cd," Class Quart XXX (1936): 48-54. _ _ _ , "Plato and Allegorical Interpretation," Class Quart XXIII (1929): 142-54, XXIV (1930): 1-10. Edith Watson Schipper, "Mimesis in the Arts in Plato's Laws," Jour Aesth and Art Crit XXII (Winter 1963): 199-202.

R. G. Steven, "Plato and the Art of His Time," Class Quart XXVII (1933): 149-55· N. R. Murphy, The Interpretation of Plato's Republic (Oxford, 1951), ch. I I . D. R. Grey, "Art in the Republic," Philos XXVII (1952): 2913 10. Plato 53 Craig LaDriere, "The Problem of Plato's Ion," Jour Aesth and Art Crit X (Sept. 1951): 26-34. J. G. Warry, Greek Aesthetic Theory (New York, 1962), chs. 1-4. Evanghelos Moutsopoulos, La Musique dans l'oeuvre de Platon (Paris, 1959). E. Huber-Abrahamowicz, Das Problem der Kunst bei Platon (Winterthur, 1954).

When Aristotle inquires into the "nature" of something, his inquiry is likely to have two distinct aspects-or aspects which we find quite distinct (and have come, in the light of later philosophical developments, to want to keep separate), but which Aristotle sees as inherently connected. He asks: what is the nature of the poetic art? And the answer is both normative and descriptive. For it involves a set of categories that playa fundamental role in all his thinking: the "four causes," or four types of explanation (see Physics II, vii).

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