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    Aristotle’s Poetics: The Poetry of Philosophy
    Ancient Philosophy 15 (1): 268-272. 1995.
  •  73
    Family Friendship in Aristotle’s Ethics
    Ancient Philosophy 21 (1): 113-132. 2001.
  •  66
    Wine and Catharsis of the Emotions in Plato's Laws
    Classical Quarterly 36 (02): 421-. 1986.
    Plato's views on tragedy depend in large part on his views about the ethical consequences of emotional arousal. In the Republic, Plato treats the desires we feel in everyday life to weep and feel pity as appetites exactly like those for food or sex, whose satisfactions are ‘replenishments’. Physical desire is not reprehensible in itself, but is simply non-rational, not identical with reason but capable of being brought into agreement with it. Some desires, like that for simple and wholesome food…Read more
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    Despite increasing interest in the figure of Socrates and in love in ancient Greece, no recent monograph studies these topics in all four of Plato's dialogues on love and friendship. This book provides important new insights into these subjects by examining Plato's characterization of Socrates in Symposium, Phaedrus, Lysis and the often neglected Alcibiades I. It focuses on the specific ways in which the philosopher searches for wisdom together with his young interlocutors, using an art that is …Read more
  •  54
    Pleasure, Tragedy and Aristotelian Psychology
    Classical Quarterly 35 (02): 349-. 1985.
    Aristotle's Rhetoric defines fear as a kind of pain or disturbance and pity as a kind of pain . In his Poetics, however, pity and fear are associated with pleasure: ‘ The poet must provide the pleasure that comes from pity and fear by means of imitation’ . The question of the relationship between pleasure and pain in Aristotle's aesthetics has been studied primarily in connection with catharsis. Catharsis, however, raises more problems than it solves. Aristotle says nothing at all about the trag…Read more
  •  48
    Plato's Greatest Accusation against Poetry
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy 13 (sup1): 39-62. 1983.
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    Plato on Poetry: Ion. P Murray
    The Classical Review 48 (1): 20-21. 1998.
  •  28
    The Art of Plato (review)
    The Classical Review 47 (1): 33-34. 1997.
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    Pleasure, Tragedy and Aristotelian Psychology
    Classical Quarterly 35 (2): 349-361. 1985.
    Aristotle's Rhetoric defines fear as a kind of pain or disturbance and pity as a kind of pain. In his Poetics, however, pity and fear are associated with pleasure: ‘ The poet must provide the pleasure that comes from pity and fear by means of imitation’. The question of the relationship between pleasure and pain in Aristotle's aesthetics has been studied primarily in connection with catharsis. Catharsis, however, raises more problems than it solves. Aristotle says nothing at all about the tragic…Read more
  •  21
    Tragédie, thumos, et plaisir esthétique
    Les Etudes Philosophiques 67 (4): 451. 2003.
    Résumé — Dans cet article, je montre que l’une des fonctions de la tragédie est de procurer un entraînement au thumos , en l’habituant à devenir amical plutôt qu’agressif envers les philoi . Je donne d’abord un bref aperçu des thèses sur le thumos exposées dans les œuvres éthiques et politiques d’Aristote. Ensuite, j’étudie la relation entre le thumos et les actes de violence entre proches, qui constituent le sujet de la tragédie, en montrant comment la pitié et la crainte ressenties en réponse …Read more
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    Wine and Catharsis of the Emotions in Plato's Laws
    Classical Quarterly 36 (2): 421-437. 1986.
    Plato's views on tragedy depend in large part on his views about the ethical consequences of emotional arousal. In the Republic, Plato treats the desires we feel in everyday life to weep and feel pity as appetites exactly like those for food or sex, whose satisfactions are ‘replenishments’. Physical desire is not reprehensible in itself, but is simply non-rational, not identical with reason but capable of being brought into agreement with it. Some desires, like that for simple and wholesome food…Read more
  •  16
    The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks: Studies in Aristotle and Classical Literature (review)
    Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 101 (1): 106-107. 2007.
  •  14
    The Symposium (review)
    The Classical Review 50 (1): 20-22. 2000.
  •  13
    Plato on Poetry (review)
    The Classical Review 47 (1): 20-21. 1997.
  •  9
    Aristotle’s Poetics: The Poetry of Philosophy (review)
    Ancient Philosophy 15 (1): 268-272. 1995.
  •  6
    Plato, The Symposium (review)
    The Classical Review 50 (2): 583-583. 2000.
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