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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 153–161.
Published: 01 January 2000
... a structural and aesthetic support for Calderon's dramatic art. Chapter 4 of Aristotle's Poetics seems to be the starting point for the dis- cussion I have proposed, for here the author sketches an epistemological the- ory of aesthetics in which sensual pleasure takes a back seat to the enjoyment...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and then to a citation from Aristotle’s De generatione et corruptione . Dante here moves to transfer ideas from a treatise on natural philosophy to the workings of love. The principles of the De generatione et corruptione are not moral but existential, rooted in a naturalistic understanding of change...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 575–579.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., these books draw on thinkers from Aristotle to the contemporary French philosopher Clement Rosset in order to conceptu- alize chance as a challenge to rational explanation, scientific determinism, and ideological certainty. More or less broad in their focus, they have in common a concern with the role...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 205–223.
Published: 01 May 2007
... for "The Argentine Writer and Tradition," for example) typically eschew. "Averroes' Search" is an exemplary tale about cultural misunderstanding and a failed attempt at translating cultural differences. To summarize very briefly a well-known story: thinking about his great commentary on Aristotle, Averroes...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 169–187.
Published: 01 May 2007
... is deficient in being. For Borges, the image tells a different story: it challenges the old associ- ation of truth with what is hidden beneath the surface (depth, essence). Begin- ning with Aristotle, theories of metaphor always come back to a hermeneutic presupposition: the idea that the metaphoric passage...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 387–413.
Published: 01 November 2002
... begin using a theory of Aristotelian mimesis to equate poetry and fiction. This equation is meant to make poetry more philo- sophical. As Kathy Eden writes: Although an imitation of human action, fiction for Aristotle is not mimesis in the usual Platonic sense-a slavish copy of reality ac- cording...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 11–47.
Published: 01 January 2012
... be further explored, especially with regard to the complex field of heterodoxy. One of the themes that best allows entry into this subject is the peculiar use the author of The Book of Good Love makes of Aristotle's authority in order to justify the venereal inclinations of the poetic "I," a topic discussed...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 353–374.
Published: 01 November 2000
... suspended in the watery substance which, according to Aristotle, makes up the eye. As Knoespel points out, the existence of the crystalline lens (that Galen called the crystalline humor) was known to the Latin West since the beginning of the 12th century, thanks to Hu- nain ibn Ishaq's Liber de oculis. 3...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 205–226.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... ( RDTC 31) (He was brave and conquering, wise and ingenious.) 7 In addition to conquering most of the known world, he also carries out marvelous feats of engineering. Supposedly taught by Aristotle, in much of the romance tradition Alexander receives a second education in the arcane arts...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 245–258.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... In The Uses ofEnchantment, Bruno Bettelheim explains how myth, thanks to its symbolic nature, can broach boundaries of understanding that potentially initiate transformations in the self. Interestingly, Bettelheim cites Plato and Aristotle as advocates of this sort of didactic use of myth: Plato - who may...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 389–392.
Published: 01 May 2013
... on the distinction between history and poetry in Aristotle's Poetics, authors in the first regime write works that transform the stories of historical figures and events into coherent narratives by adding their own measure of poetic inven- tion. Beginning roughly in 1670, writers begin to challenge the Aristotelian...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 137–151.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., it would seem that these friendships had limited literary repercussions. Friendship in general is also an important philosophical fact. There is a long and distinguished history of philosophical writing on friendship, beginning with Aristotle and running through to Derrida. But friendship for philosophers...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 473–491.
Published: 01 November 2009
... errors of political reasoning and that underlies Rousseau's claim that "l'etat n'ayant rien de commun avec la famille que l'obligation qu'ont les chefs de rendre heureux l'un et l'autre, les meme regles de conduite ne sauroient convenir a tous les deux" (244). Rousseau's "despote" is not Aristotle's...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 212–213.
Published: 01 January 2015
... creation esthetique" (10) and a "moteur du discours" (11). Miernowski makes his focus clear by turning to Aristotle who distinguishes anger (which exists and can be negotiated in discourse) from hatred (which is "irrecuperable" [13 The book's chapters thus set out to examine this passion that, in its...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 213–214.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., but a hatred that is defined by its "autosuf- fisance," by being "autotelique," and which becomes "un principe de creation esthetique" (10) and a "moteur du discours" (11). Miernowski makes his focus clear by turning to Aristotle who distinguishes anger (which exists and can be negotiated in discourse) from...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 149–167.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., the harnessing of friendship as an aspirational form of po liti cal, or national, community was nothing new. Michelet himself looks back to Aristotle (201),3 whose Nicomachean Ethics described friendship as fundamental to virtuous politics; and debates about notions of civic friend­ ship were revived...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 336–356.
Published: 01 December 2020
... far is enduring love that weathers storms and braves hard tasks. Love that entails the exhilaration of being acknowledged in our deepest self-soul by another human being, as in Aristotle’s anagnorisis. 16 Despite his fertile and abundant genius, Proust limns few images of trust or empathy. We...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 103–106.
Published: 01 January 2014
... the tragic hero be? In what does a tragic destiny consist? What historical events can be adequately and appropriately represented in tragedy? Can the power of tragic language be restored? Can traditional definitions or models of tragedy, from Aristotle to Hegel to A. C. Bradley to H.D.F. Kitto, help us...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 204–206.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., and poetry more broadly. The comments about history and poetry in the posthumous 1587 preface to Pierre de Ronsard's Franciade would be relevant to his argu- ment, for example in the context of the Renaissance reception of Aristotle's Poetics. (I find the emphasis on "representation" a bit old-fashioned...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 392–395.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., indirect manner. Yet reflections on the conjuration abound within resistance theory and within larger inquiries about regime change, where the insurgency had been figured as a dangerous but inevitable part of political life since Aristotle. The specter of revolt also marks the literary sphere, as Tribout...