Action and Hamartia in Aristotle's Poetics

Tonner, P. (2008) Action and Hamartia in Aristotle's Poetics. E-Logos, 15(1), pp. 1-23.

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In what follows we outline Aristotle's philosophy of tragedy in his Poetics paying particular attention to his account of action and hamartia. We situate his account of tragedy in terms of his ethical philosophy and philosophy of action generally. We argue that tragedy is disclosive of the frailty of the human situation in its precarious contingence. By this, we link Aristotle's philosophy of tragedy to twentieth century aesthetic, ethical and European philosophy.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tonner, Dr Philip
Authors: Tonner, P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith
Journal Name:E-Logos
Publisher:Vysoka Skola Ekonomicka v Praze
ISSN (Online):1211-0442
Published Online:25 June 2008

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