AristotleKindsofArtsNotes

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Aristotle Kinds of Art Notes (384-322 BCE) Early life was spent with his father who was court physician to King Amyntas of Macedon. At age 18 he went to study with Plato in Athens. Aristotle taught at the court of Hermia, then at court of Philip II of Macedon (who succeeded Mmyntas) where he was the tutor of Alexander (the not yet great). Aristotle returned to Athens in 335 and set up a school and research center. Aristotle was an empiricist (for his time), and a classifier. Aristotle is very different than Plato in several ways: 1. Rejected the existence of “forms” outside this world. 2. Aristotle stressed observation as well as reason. 3. Claimed that there were 3 different kinds of studies, only one of which was concerned with Truth. 4. Argued that Plato’s dialectic concealed something more fundamental: Logic. 5. Offered what amounts to a theory of how persuasion works (a causal account). 6.
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course COMM 118 taught by Professor Cronen during the Fall '07 term at UMass (Amherst).

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