230S09Lecture4

230S09Lecture4 - Aristotles Poetics I Aristotle with a Bust...

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    Aristotle’s Poetics I Aristotle with a Bust of Homer , Rembrandt  Harmensz. van Rijn, 1653
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    Quiz!  Please put away all notebooks, books, cell  phones, laptops, and anything else capable  of displaying words  Take out one (1) piece of paper and a pen  or pencil  Put your name and time your section  meets on the piece of paper,  Answer the following questions true or  false:
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    1. Plato argued that poets lacked the requisite mastery  of most subject matters to write knowledgeably  about them. 2. Plato argued that poets could not have been  inspired by the gods. 3. Aristotle agreed with his teacher Plato that the epic  poems written by Homer are not excellent. Indeed,  he, too, thought they are dangerous, and ought to  be banned. 4. According to Plato, the Forms are ideas in our  heads. They don’t exist independently of our minds.
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