49 - Stage Directions: Aristotle's Rhetoric and Poetics

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A penultimate episode on Aristotle considers his discussion of persuasive speech in the Rhetoric and his account of ancient tragedy in the Poetics.

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Further Reading: 

• J. Dow, “A Supposed Contradiction about Emotion-Arousal in Aristotle’s Rhetoric,” Phronesis 52 (2007), 382–402.

• W.W. Fortenbaugh, “Aristotle’s Rhetoric on Emotions,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 52 (1970), 40–70.

• D.J. Furley and A. Nehamas (eds), Aristotle’s Rhetoric (Princeton: 1994).

• S. Halliwell, Aristotle’s Poetics (Chapel Hill: 1986).

• C. Rapp, “The Nature and Goals of Rhetoric,” in G. Anagnostopoulos (ed.), A Companion to Aristotle (Oxford: 2009), 579–596.

• A.O. Rorty (ed.), Essays on Aristotle’s Poetics (Princeton: 1992).

• A.O. Rorty (ed.), Essays on Aristotle’s Rhetoric (Berkeley: 1996).

Stanford Encyclopedia: Aristotle’s Rhetoric

In Our Time: Aristotle’s Poetics