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From Drama to Narrative: Goethe and Kleist

Cave Terence

in Recognitions: A Study in Poetics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151630
eISBN:
9780191672781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151630.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of how the shift of critical interest from muthos to êthos at once marks the late neoclassical era and heralds the decline of Aristotelian poetics. Plot ... More


Christian Hermeneutics: Paul Ricoeur and the Refiguring of Theology

James Fodor

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263494
eISBN:
9780191682575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263494.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book draws primarily on Paul Ricœur's hermeneutic insights to address the fundamental question of how reference, truth, and meaning are related in the discourse of theology. The author defends ... More


Theatricality as Medium

Samuel Weber

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224159
eISBN:
9780823235841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224159.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Ever since Aristotle's Poetics, both the theory and the practice of theater have been governed by the assumption that theater is a form of representation dominated by what Aristotle ... More


Thales, Father of Philosophy?

Maria Michela Sassi

in The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180502
eISBN:
9781400889761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180502.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines whether Thales is indeed the “father of philosophy” as declared by Aristotle. It first considers the theories of two interpreters, Francis MacDonald Cornford and Walter Burkert, ... More


Plato's Attitude toward Myth

in How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075358
eISBN:
9780226075389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075389.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explains the meaning of muthos, which became fixed for all by Plato in ancient Greece, where the meaning of muthos changed as a function of the transformations that affected the ... More


Aristotle

Genevieve Liveley

in Narratology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199687701
eISBN:
9780191841842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687701.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aristotle is frequently posited as the founder of modern narratology, and the Poetics is widely cited as narratology’s first, foundational work of narrative theory and criticism. This chapter ... More


Symbols and Motifs

Erica Wickerson

in The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198793274
eISBN:
9780191835162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793274.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

This chapter takes a broader approach to the analysis of subjective temporal experience. It explores the ways in which particular images that have symbolic value or motifs that gain additional ... More


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