Aesthetics 2-1

Aesthetics 2-1 - Aesthetics 2/1 Representational theories...

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Aesthetics 2/1 Representational theories of Art, Aristotle and Carrol Aristotle - Art= techne - Making or doing according to reasoning - Without reasoning, it is an accident - Differentiates from fine and performing arts in that those are Imitative Arts - Imitative (mimetic arts) according to Aristotle o Mimesis= intentional resemblance, not duplicates o Focused on drama, music, and dance Use rhythm, harmony, and speech Dance- rhythm Music-rhythm and harmony Drama-rhythm, harmony, and speech o Doesn’t directly define poetry Necessary to have words (but not sufficient) Verse isn’t sufficient, but quite necessary o Important things Imitation of human action Happiness (eudaimonia) is ultimate purpose of the action In nichomachean ethics- don’t do anything unless it’ll make you happy Want the best life possible for a human being Another part is to be happy with your personal characteristics Showing how certain actions lead to unhappiness Leads to catharsis of enfeebling motions (clarifies, purifies emotions like
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