Music, Poetry, and Politics in Averroes’s Commentary on Plato’s “Republic”, 2022
By: Douglas Kries
Title Music, Poetry, and Politics in Averroes’s Commentary on Plato’s “Republic”
Type Book Section
Language English
Date 2022
Published in Plato's Republic in the Islamic Context. New Perspectives on Averroes's Commentary
Pages 87–110
Categories Poetics, Politics, Plato
Author(s) Douglas Kries
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)
As our title announces, the current essay will explore three subjects that, in Averroes's Commentary on Plato's “Republic,” lead from one into another, almost like a short series of stepping-stones. The first part of the essay will consider the treatment of music in the Commentary, arguing that Averroes effectively reduces music to poetry. The second of the stepping-stones will show that the Commentary credits poetry with educating the young especially and in that way transforms poetry into a political art for disciplining and educating citizens. The third will take up the question of the Andalusian's extended criticism of poetry's common practice of offering pleasurable prizes and rewards for virtue and show how the Commentator applies this criticism of poetry to the very author on whom he is commenting. In pursuing all three of these questions, we will focus squarely on Averroes's Commentary on Plato's “Republic,” attempting to understand that text on its own terms but against its obvious background, the Republic of Plato. Nevertheless, in pursuing the teaching of The Commentary on Plato's “Republic,” we cannot neglect the important research that has been done in recent decades on classical Islamic philosophy's understanding of Aristotle's Organon generally and of the Poetics in particular. We will therefore turn to the reports of other scholars on these aspects of Averroes, at least to the extent that such reports will be helpful in enabling us to understand better the Commentary on Plato's “Republic.” In the Republic, Plato initiates his analysis of the education of the guardians with a discussion of music in the latter portions of book 2; that discussion extends through much of book 3. Averroes's corresponding treatment of the education of the guardians through music is in the “First Treatise” of the Commentary, mostly in a relatively lengthy and isolable section that extends from 29.9 through 36.5. During his treatment of music, Plato divides his subject into three parts: “melody is composed of three things—speech, harmonic mode, and rhythm.” Averroes seems to accept this division, although he inverts the order of the three elements: “A melody occurring in a narrative is composed of three things: rhythm, harmonic mode, and the speech to which the melody is set” (34.30–31).

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5350","_score":null,"_source":{"id":5350,"authors_free":[{"id":6200,"entry_id":5350,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":null,"person_id":null,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Douglas Kries","free_first_name":"Douglas","free_last_name":"Kries","norm_person":null}],"entry_title":"Music, Poetry, and Politics in Averroes\u2019s Commentary on Plato\u2019s \u201cRepublic\u201d","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"Music, Poetry, and Politics in Averroes\u2019s Commentary on Plato\u2019s \u201cRepublic\u201d"},"abstract":"As our title announces, the current essay will explore three subjects that, in Averroes's Commentary on Plato's \u201cRepublic,\u201d lead from one into another, almost like a short series of stepping-stones. The first part of the essay will consider the treatment of music in the Commentary, arguing that Averroes effectively reduces music to poetry. The second of the stepping-stones will show that the Commentary credits poetry with educating the young especially and in that way transforms poetry into a political art for disciplining and educating citizens. The third will take up the question of the Andalusian's extended criticism of poetry's common practice of offering pleasurable prizes and rewards for virtue and show how the Commentator applies this criticism of poetry to the very author on whom he is commenting. In pursuing all three of these questions, we will focus squarely on Averroes's Commentary on Plato's \u201cRepublic,\u201d attempting to understand that text on its own terms but against its obvious background, the Republic of Plato. Nevertheless, in pursuing the teaching of The Commentary on Plato's \u201cRepublic,\u201d we cannot neglect the important research that has been done in recent decades on classical Islamic philosophy's understanding of Aristotle's Organon generally and of the Poetics in particular. We will therefore turn to the reports of other scholars on these aspects of Averroes, at least to the extent that such reports will be helpful in enabling us to understand better the Commentary on Plato's \u201cRepublic.\u201d\r\n\r\nIn the Republic, Plato initiates his analysis of the education of the guardians with a discussion of music in the latter portions of book 2; that discussion extends through much of book 3. Averroes's corresponding treatment of the education of the guardians through music is in the \u201cFirst Treatise\u201d of the Commentary, mostly in a relatively lengthy and isolable section that extends from 29.9 through 36.5. During his treatment of music, Plato divides his subject into three parts: \u201cmelody is composed of three things\u2014speech, harmonic mode, and rhythm.\u201d Averroes seems to accept this division, although he inverts the order of the three elements: \u201cA melody occurring in a narrative is composed of three things: rhythm, harmonic mode, and the speech to which the melody is set\u201d (34.30\u201331).","btype":2,"date":"2022","language":"English","online_url":"","doi_url":"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1017\/9781800104983.005","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"},{"id":4,"category_name":"Politics","link":"bib?categories[]=Politics"},{"id":20,"category_name":"Plato","link":"bib?categories[]=Plato"}],"authors":[],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":{"id":5350,"section_of":5346,"pages":"87\u2013110","is_catalog":null,"book":{"id":5346,"bilderberg_idno":null,"dare_idno":null,"catalog_idno":null,"entry_type":"bibliography","type":4,"language":"en","title":"Plato's Republic in the Islamic Context. New Perspectives on Averroes's Commentary","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","short_title":"","has_no_author":null,"volume":null,"date":"2022","edition_no":null,"free_date":null,"abstract":"","republication_of":0,"online_url":"","online_resources":null,"translation_of":"0","new_edition_of":"0","is_catalog":0,"in_bibliography":0,"is_inactive":0,"notes":null,"ti_url":"","doi_url":"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1017\/9781800104983","book":{"id":5346,"pubplace":"","publisher":" Boydell & Brewer","series":"","volume":"","edition_no":"","valid_from":null,"valid_until":null},"persons":[{"id":6196,"entry_id":5346,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":null,"person_id":null,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":2,"role_name":"editor"},"free_name":" Alexander Orwin","free_first_name":" Alexander","free_last_name":" Orwin","norm_person":null}]}},"article":null},"sort":[2022]}

Ibn Rushd on Knowledge, Pleasures, and Analogy, 2021
By: Fouad Ben Ahmed
Title Ibn Rushd on Knowledge, Pleasures, and Analogy
Type Article
Language English
Date 2021
Journal Philosophy and Scienes in Muslim Contexts
Categories Logic, Psychology, Metaphysics, Poetics, Rhetoric
Author(s) Fouad Ben Ahmed
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5458","_score":null,"_source":{"id":5458,"authors_free":[{"id":6322,"entry_id":5458,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":1440,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Fouad Ben Ahmed","free_first_name":"Fouad","free_last_name":"Ben Ahmed","norm_person":{"id":1440,"first_name":"Fouad","last_name":"Ben Ahmed","full_name":"Fouad Ben Ahmed","short_ident":"FouBen","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"https:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/1204161321","viaf_url":"","db_url":"","from_claudius":1,"link":"bib?authors[]=Fouad Ben Ahmed"}}],"entry_title":"Ibn Rushd on Knowledge, Pleasures, and Analogy","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"Ibn Rushd on Knowledge, Pleasures, and Analogy"},"abstract":"","btype":3,"date":"2021","language":"English","online_url":"https:\/\/philosmus.org\/en\/archives\/894","doi_url":"","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":27,"category_name":"Logic","link":"bib?categories[]=Logic"},{"id":12,"category_name":"Psychology","link":"bib?categories[]=Psychology"},{"id":31,"category_name":"Metaphysics","link":"bib?categories[]=Metaphysics"},{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"},{"id":48,"category_name":"Rhetoric","link":"bib?categories[]=Rhetoric"}],"authors":[{"id":1440,"full_name":"Fouad Ben Ahmed","role":1}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":null,"article":{"id":5458,"journal_id":null,"journal_name":"Philosophy and Scienes in Muslim Contexts","volume":"","issue":"","pages":""}},"sort":[2021]}

Wonder in Aristotelian Arabic Poetics, 2020
By: Lara Harb
Title Wonder in Aristotelian Arabic Poetics
Type Book Section
Language English
Date 2020
Published in Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature
Pages 75–134
Categories al-Fārābī, Avicenna, Poetics
Author(s) Lara Harb
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)
Chapter 2 demonstrates that a similar shift took place in the reception of Aristotle’s Poetics in Arabic. Arabic philosophy was faced with the problem of making sense of the poetic as a type of syllogism, since it inherited a classification of Aristotle’s treatise as part of his books on logic (the Organon). While initial attempts in late antiquity distinguished the poetic from other types of syllogism based on its falsehood, Arabic philosophy, especially with Avicenna (d. 1037), decoupled the poetic from truth and falsehood and distinguished the kind of conclusion that one attains through the poetic syllogism as “make-believe” (takhyīl). This new solution shifted the assessment of the poetic from a statement’s truth and falsehood to its ability to conjure a make-believe image. This process was also expected to allow for an experience of discovery and wonder in the listener according to the philosophers. While Aristotle discussed wonder as resulting from manipulations of a tragic plot, Arabic philosophy developed a theory of wonder resulting from the verbal arts, especially simile and metaphor. The chapter follows the development of these ideas in the works of Averroes (d. 1198), al-Qarṭājannī (d. 1285), and al-Sijilmāsi (d. c. 1330).

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5364","_score":null,"_ignored":["booksection.book.abstract.keyword"],"_source":{"id":5364,"authors_free":[{"id":6215,"entry_id":5364,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":1796,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Lara Harb","free_first_name":"Lara","free_last_name":"Harb","norm_person":{"id":1796,"first_name":"Lara","last_name":"Harb","full_name":"Lara Harb","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":null,"dnb_url":"https:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/1210514850","viaf_url":"","db_url":"","from_claudius":null,"link":"bib?authors[]=Lara Harb"}}],"entry_title":"Wonder in Aristotelian Arabic Poetics","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"Wonder in Aristotelian Arabic Poetics"},"abstract":"Chapter 2 demonstrates that a similar shift took place in the reception of Aristotle\u2019s Poetics in Arabic. Arabic philosophy was faced with the problem of making sense of the poetic as a type of syllogism, since it inherited a classification of Aristotle\u2019s treatise as part of his books on logic (the Organon). While initial attempts in late antiquity distinguished the poetic from other types of syllogism based on its falsehood, Arabic philosophy, especially with Avicenna (d. 1037), decoupled the poetic from truth and falsehood and distinguished the kind of conclusion that one attains through the poetic syllogism as \u201cmake-believe\u201d (takhy\u012bl). This new solution shifted the assessment of the poetic from a statement\u2019s truth and falsehood to its ability to conjure a make-believe image. This process was also expected to allow for an experience of discovery and wonder in the listener according to the philosophers. While Aristotle discussed wonder as resulting from manipulations of a tragic plot, Arabic philosophy developed a theory of wonder resulting from the verbal arts, especially simile and metaphor. The chapter follows the development of these ideas in the works of Averroes (d. 1198), al-Qar\u1e6d\u0101jann\u012b (d. 1285), and al-Sijilm\u0101si (d. c. 1330).","btype":2,"date":"2020","language":"English","online_url":"","doi_url":"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1017\/9781108780483.004","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":28,"category_name":"al-F\u0101r\u0101b\u012b","link":"bib?categories[]=al-F\u0101r\u0101b\u012b"},{"id":10,"category_name":"Avicenna","link":"bib?categories[]=Avicenna"},{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[{"id":1796,"full_name":"Lara Harb","role":1}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":{"id":5364,"section_of":5363,"pages":"75\u2013134","is_catalog":null,"book":{"id":5363,"bilderberg_idno":null,"dare_idno":null,"catalog_idno":null,"entry_type":"bibliography","type":1,"language":"en","title":"Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","short_title":"","has_no_author":null,"volume":null,"date":"2020","edition_no":null,"free_date":null,"abstract":"What makes language beautiful? Arabic Poetics offers an answer to what this pertinent question looked like at the height of the Islamic civilization. In this novel argument, Lara Harb suggests that literary quality depended on the ability of linguistic expression to produce an experience of discovery and wonder in the listener. Analyzing theories of how rhetorical figures, simile, metaphor, and sentence construction are able to achieve this effect of wonder, Harb shows how this aesthetic theory, first articulated at the turn of the eleventh century CE, represented a major paradigm shift from earlier Arabic criticism which based its judgement on criteria of truthfulness and naturalness. In doing so, this study poses a major challenge to the misconception in modern scholarship that Arabic criticism was 'traditionalist' or 'static', exposing an elegant widespread conceptual framework of literary beauty in the post-eleventh-century Islamicate world which is central to poetic criticism, the interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics in Arabic philosophy and the rationale underlying discussions about the inimitability of the Quran.","republication_of":0,"online_url":"","online_resources":null,"translation_of":"0","new_edition_of":"0","is_catalog":0,"in_bibliography":0,"is_inactive":0,"notes":null,"ti_url":"","doi_url":" https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1017\/9781108780483","book":{"id":5363,"pubplace":"Cambridge","publisher":"Cambridge University Press","series":"Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization","volume":"","edition_no":"","valid_from":null,"valid_until":null},"persons":[{"id":6214,"entry_id":5363,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":null,"person_id":null,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Lara Harb","free_first_name":"Lara","free_last_name":"Harb","norm_person":null}]}},"article":null},"sort":[2020]}

Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature, 2020
By: Lara Harb
Title Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature
Type Monograph
Language English
Date 2020
Publication Place Cambridge
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Categories Poetics
Author(s) Lara Harb
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)
What makes language beautiful? Arabic Poetics offers an answer to what this pertinent question looked like at the height of the Islamic civilization. In this novel argument, Lara Harb suggests that literary quality depended on the ability of linguistic expression to produce an experience of discovery and wonder in the listener. Analyzing theories of how rhetorical figures, simile, metaphor, and sentence construction are able to achieve this effect of wonder, Harb shows how this aesthetic theory, first articulated at the turn of the eleventh century CE, represented a major paradigm shift from earlier Arabic criticism which based its judgement on criteria of truthfulness and naturalness. In doing so, this study poses a major challenge to the misconception in modern scholarship that Arabic criticism was 'traditionalist' or 'static', exposing an elegant widespread conceptual framework of literary beauty in the post-eleventh-century Islamicate world which is central to poetic criticism, the interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics in Arabic philosophy and the rationale underlying discussions about the inimitability of the Quran.

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5363","_score":null,"_source":{"id":5363,"authors_free":[{"id":6214,"entry_id":5363,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":null,"person_id":null,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Lara Harb","free_first_name":"Lara","free_last_name":"Harb","norm_person":null}],"entry_title":"Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature"},"abstract":"What makes language beautiful? Arabic Poetics offers an answer to what this pertinent question looked like at the height of the Islamic civilization. In this novel argument, Lara Harb suggests that literary quality depended on the ability of linguistic expression to produce an experience of discovery and wonder in the listener. Analyzing theories of how rhetorical figures, simile, metaphor, and sentence construction are able to achieve this effect of wonder, Harb shows how this aesthetic theory, first articulated at the turn of the eleventh century CE, represented a major paradigm shift from earlier Arabic criticism which based its judgement on criteria of truthfulness and naturalness. In doing so, this study poses a major challenge to the misconception in modern scholarship that Arabic criticism was 'traditionalist' or 'static', exposing an elegant widespread conceptual framework of literary beauty in the post-eleventh-century Islamicate world which is central to poetic criticism, the interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics in Arabic philosophy and the rationale underlying discussions about the inimitability of the Quran.","btype":1,"date":"2020","language":"English","online_url":"","doi_url":" https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1017\/9781108780483","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":{"id":5363,"pubplace":"Cambridge","publisher":"Cambridge University Press","series":"Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization","volume":"","edition_no":"","valid_from":null,"valid_until":null},"booksection":null,"article":null},"sort":[2020]}

Middle Commentary on Aristotle’s Poetics by Averroes, 2020
By: Ali Tekin
Title Middle Commentary on Aristotle’s Poetics by Averroes
Type Article
Language English
Date 2020
Journal Entelekya Logico-Metaphysical Review
Volume 4
Issue 2
Pages 179-185
Categories Aristotle, Commentary, Poetics
Author(s) Ali Tekin
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5571","_score":null,"_source":{"id":5571,"authors_free":[{"id":6465,"entry_id":5571,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":null,"person_id":1849,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Ali Tekin","free_first_name":"Ali ","free_last_name":"Tekin","norm_person":{"id":1849,"first_name":"Ali ","last_name":"Tekin","full_name":"Ali Tekin","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":null,"dnb_url":"https:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/143650807","viaf_url":"","db_url":"","from_claudius":null,"link":"bib?authors[]=Ali Tekin"}}],"entry_title":"Middle Commentary on Aristotle\u2019s Poetics by Averroes","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"Middle Commentary on Aristotle\u2019s Poetics by Averroes"},"abstract":"","btype":3,"date":"2020","language":"English","online_url":"","doi_url":"","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":21,"category_name":"Aristotle","link":"bib?categories[]=Aristotle"},{"id":23,"category_name":"Commentary","link":"bib?categories[]=Commentary"},{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[{"id":1849,"full_name":"Ali Tekin","role":1}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":null,"article":{"id":5571,"journal_id":null,"journal_name":"Entelekya Logico-Metaphysical Review","volume":"4","issue":"2","pages":"179-185"}},"sort":[2020]}

Averroës's Search: The Aesthetics of Failure as a Starting Point for Writing, 2020
By: Hernán Martínez Millán
Title Averroës's Search: The Aesthetics of Failure as a Starting Point for Writing
Type Article
Language English
Date 2020
Journal Variaciones Borges
Volume 49
Pages 257-282
Categories Borges, Poetics, Commentary
Author(s) Hernán Martínez Millán
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5405","_score":null,"_source":{"id":5405,"authors_free":[{"id":6266,"entry_id":5405,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":null,"person_id":null,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Hern\u00e1n Mart\u00ednez Mill\u00e1n ","free_first_name":"Hern\u00e1n","free_last_name":"Mart\u00ednez Mill\u00e1n ","norm_person":null}],"entry_title":"Averro\u00ebs's Search: The Aesthetics of Failure as a Starting Point for Writing","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"Averro\u00ebs's Search: The Aesthetics of Failure as a Starting Point for Writing"},"abstract":"","btype":3,"date":"2020","language":"English","online_url":"https:\/\/www.jstor.org\/stable\/27034385","doi_url":"","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":34,"category_name":"Borges","link":"bib?categories[]=Borges"},{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"},{"id":23,"category_name":"Commentary","link":"bib?categories[]=Commentary"}],"authors":[],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":null,"article":{"id":5405,"journal_id":null,"journal_name":"Variaciones Borges","volume":"49","issue":"","pages":"257-282"}},"sort":[2020]}

Una posible influencia de Averroes en las referencias a la Poética en Tomás de Aquino, 2019
By: Luis Xavier López-Farjeat
Title Una posible influencia de Averroes en las referencias a la Poética en Tomás de Aquino
Type Article
Language Spanish
Date 2019
Journal Iztapalapa
Volume 26
Issue 58
Pages 51-62
Categories Aquinas, Aristotle, Logic, Ethics, Poetics
Author(s) Luis Xavier López-Farjeat
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)
En el presente artículo se plantea la posibilidad de que el comentario medio de Averroes a la Poética de Aristóteles haya influido en alguna medida en Tomás de Aquino. Esta hipótesis se presenta a partir de los siguientes datos: a) Tomás de Aquino no comentó la Poética, pero sí conoció el comentario medio de Averroes a esta obra; b) Tomás de Aquino entendía la función de la poesía de modo similar a los filósofos árabes, a saber, como un discurso útil para la educación moral; y c) al igual que Averroes, Tomás de Aquino describe el discurso poético allegado al retórico y al dialéctico y, como tal, útil para engendrar convicciones.

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5567","_score":null,"_source":{"id":5567,"authors_free":[{"id":6461,"entry_id":5567,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":1727,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Luis Xavier L\u00f3pez-Farjeat","free_first_name":"Luis Xavier","free_last_name":"L\u00f3pez-Farjeat","norm_person":{"id":1727,"first_name":"Luis Xavier","last_name":"L\u00f3pez-Farjeat","full_name":"Luis Xavier L\u00f3pez-Farjeat","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":null,"dnb_url":"https:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/103191773X","viaf_url":"","db_url":"","from_claudius":null,"link":"bib?authors[]=Luis Xavier L\u00f3pez-Farjeat"}}],"entry_title":"Una posible influencia de Averroes en las referencias a la Po\u00e9tica en Tom\u00e1s de Aquino","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"Una posible influencia de Averroes en las referencias a la Po\u00e9tica en Tom\u00e1s de Aquino"},"abstract":"En el presente art\u00edculo se plantea la posibilidad de que el comentario medio de Averroes a la Po\u00e9tica de Arist\u00f3teles haya influido en alguna medida en Tom\u00e1s de Aquino. Esta hip\u00f3tesis se presenta a partir de los siguientes datos: a) Tom\u00e1s de Aquino no coment\u00f3 la Po\u00e9tica, pero s\u00ed conoci\u00f3 el comentario medio de Averroes a esta obra; b) Tom\u00e1s de Aquino entend\u00eda la funci\u00f3n de la poes\u00eda de modo similar a los fil\u00f3sofos \u00e1rabes, a saber, como un discurso \u00fatil para la educaci\u00f3n moral; y c) al igual que Averroes, Tom\u00e1s de Aquino describe el discurso po\u00e9tico allegado al ret\u00f3rico y al dial\u00e9ctico y, como tal, \u00fatil para engendrar convicciones.\r\n","btype":3,"date":"2019","language":"Spanish","online_url":"","doi_url":"","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":2,"category_name":"Aquinas","link":"bib?categories[]=Aquinas"},{"id":21,"category_name":"Aristotle","link":"bib?categories[]=Aristotle"},{"id":27,"category_name":"Logic","link":"bib?categories[]=Logic"},{"id":22,"category_name":"Ethics","link":"bib?categories[]=Ethics"},{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[{"id":1727,"full_name":"Luis Xavier L\u00f3pez-Farjeat","role":1}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":null,"article":{"id":5567,"journal_id":null,"journal_name":"Iztapalapa","volume":"26","issue":"58","pages":"51-62"}},"sort":[2019]}

Averroes's Aesthetics. The Pleasure of Philosophy and the Pleasure of Poetry, 2015
By: Francesca Forte
Title Averroes's Aesthetics. The Pleasure of Philosophy and the Pleasure of Poetry
Type Article
Language English
Date 2015
Journal Quaestio
Volume 15
Pages 287–296
Categories Aristotle, Poetics, Commentary, Logic, Politics
Author(s) Francesca Forte
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)
The theme of the pleasure of knowledge is central in Averroes’ aesthetical reflection of Aristotle’s Poetics, regardless whether we side with the logical or with the moral interpretation. The first one stresses the continuity between Averroes and previous commentators in his attempt to reconstruct the Poetics as an integral part of the Logic itself, whereby poetic discourse is conceived as a form of reasoning based on syllogisms. According to the latter perspective, however, pleasure is central in that poetry is a tool towards the pursuit of happiness: in this perspective it is necessary to bear in mind some common themes present in other works by Averroes (particularly in the commentaries on the Aristotelian Organon – and especially the commentary on the Rhetoric –, in the commentaries on Plato’s Republic, and, last but not least, in the Decisive Treatise). The pleasure of contemplative knowledge must go hand in hand with the pursuit of communal happiness and therefore with the good and proper order of community and society. Poetry represents a central tool towards this aim in that it expresses moral truths which cannot not be communicated (to everybody) by means of logic and philosophy alone.

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5240","_score":null,"_source":{"id":5240,"authors_free":[{"id":6049,"entry_id":5240,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":null,"person_id":null,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Francesca Forte","free_first_name":"Francesca","free_last_name":"Forte","norm_person":null}],"entry_title":"Averroes's Aesthetics. The Pleasure of Philosophy and the Pleasure of Poetry","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"Averroes's Aesthetics. The Pleasure of Philosophy and the Pleasure of Poetry"},"abstract":"The theme of the pleasure of knowledge is central in Averroes\u2019 aesthetical reflection of Aristotle\u2019s Poetics, regardless whether we side with the logical or with the moral interpretation. The first one stresses the continuity between Averroes and previous commentators in his attempt to reconstruct the Poetics as an integral part of the Logic itself, whereby poetic discourse is conceived as a form of reasoning based on syllogisms. According to the latter perspective, however, pleasure is central in that poetry is a tool towards the pursuit of happiness: in this perspective it is necessary to bear in mind some common themes present in other works by Averroes (particularly in the commentaries on the Aristotelian Organon \u2013 and especially the commentary on the Rhetoric \u2013, in the commentaries on Plato\u2019s Republic, and, last but not least, in the Decisive Treatise). The pleasure of contemplative knowledge must go hand in hand with the pursuit of communal happiness and therefore with the good and proper order of community and society. Poetry represents a central tool towards this aim in that it expresses moral truths which cannot not be communicated (to everybody) by means of logic and philosophy alone.","btype":3,"date":"2015","language":"English","online_url":"","doi_url":"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1484\/J.QUAESTIO.5.108604","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":21,"category_name":"Aristotle","link":"bib?categories[]=Aristotle"},{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"},{"id":23,"category_name":"Commentary","link":"bib?categories[]=Commentary"},{"id":27,"category_name":"Logic","link":"bib?categories[]=Logic"},{"id":4,"category_name":"Politics","link":"bib?categories[]=Politics"}],"authors":[],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":null,"article":{"id":5240,"journal_id":null,"journal_name":"Quaestio","volume":"15","issue":"","pages":"287\u2013296"}},"sort":[2015]}

The Poetics from Athens to al-Andalus: Ibn Rushd’s Grounds for Comparison, 2014
By: Rebecca Gould
Title The Poetics from Athens to al-Andalus: Ibn Rushd’s Grounds for Comparison
Type Article
Language English
Date 2014
Journal Modern Philology
Volume 112
Issue 1
Pages 1-24
Categories Aristotle, Commentary, Poetics, Transmission
Author(s) Rebecca Gould
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5486","_score":null,"_source":{"id":5486,"authors_free":[{"id":6361,"entry_id":5486,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":null,"person_id":1827,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Rebecca Gould","free_first_name":"Rebecca","free_last_name":"Gould","norm_person":{"id":1827,"first_name":"Rebecca","last_name":"Gould","full_name":"Rebecca Gould","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":null,"dnb_url":"https:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/112699989X","viaf_url":"","db_url":"","from_claudius":null,"link":"bib?authors[]=Rebecca Gould"}}],"entry_title":"The Poetics from Athens to al-Andalus: Ibn Rushd\u2019s Grounds for Comparison","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"The Poetics from Athens to al-Andalus: Ibn Rushd\u2019s Grounds for Comparison"},"abstract":"","btype":3,"date":"2014","language":"English","online_url":"","doi_url":"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1086\/676464","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":21,"category_name":"Aristotle","link":"bib?categories[]=Aristotle"},{"id":23,"category_name":"Commentary","link":"bib?categories[]=Commentary"},{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"},{"id":40,"category_name":"Transmission","link":"bib?categories[]=Transmission"}],"authors":[{"id":1827,"full_name":"Rebecca Gould","role":1}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":null,"article":{"id":5486,"journal_id":null,"journal_name":"Modern Philology","volume":"112","issue":"1","pages":"1-24"}},"sort":[2014]}

Il Commento Medio di Averroe alla Poetica di Aristotele , Part 1-2. Per la Prima Volta Pubblicato in Arabo e in Ebraico e retracto in Italiano da Fausto Lasinio - La Versione Ebraica di Tôdrôs Tôdrôsî. Parte prima: Il testo arabo con note e appendice. Parte seconda: La versione ebraica di Tôdrôs Tôdrôsî con note, 2012
By: Averroes, Tôdrôs Tôdrôsî, Lasinio Fausto (Ed.)
Title Il Commento Medio di Averroe alla Poetica di Aristotele , Part 1-2. Per la Prima Volta Pubblicato in Arabo e in Ebraico e retracto in Italiano da Fausto Lasinio - La Versione Ebraica di Tôdrôs Tôdrôsî. Parte prima: Il testo arabo con note e appendice. Parte seconda: La versione ebraica di Tôdrôs Tôdrôsî con note
Type Monograph
Language undefined
Date 2012
Publication Place Whitefish MT
Publisher Kessinger Legacy Reprints
Categories Poetics
Author(s) Averroes , Tôdrôs Tôdrôsî , Lasinio Fausto
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"1814","_score":null,"_source":{"id":1814,"authors_free":[{"id":2098,"entry_id":1814,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":85,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Averroes","free_first_name":null,"free_last_name":null,"norm_person":{"id":85,"first_name":"","last_name":"","full_name":"Averroes","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/118505238","viaf_url":"http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/19688718","db_url":"https:\/\/www.deutsche-biographie.de\/gnd118505238.html","from_claudius":0,"link":"bib?authors[]=Averroes"}},{"id":2099,"entry_id":1814,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":591,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"T\u00f4dr\u00f4s T\u00f4dr\u00f4s\u00ee","free_first_name":"T\u00f4dr\u00f4s","free_last_name":"T\u00f4dr\u00f4s\u00ee","norm_person":{"id":591,"first_name":"","last_name":"","full_name":"Todros Todrosi","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/106825307X","viaf_url":"http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/97223646","db_url":"NULL","from_claudius":0,"link":"bib?authors[]=Todros Todrosi"}},{"id":2100,"entry_id":1814,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":1514,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":2,"role_name":"editor"},"free_name":"Lasinio Fausto","free_first_name":"Lasinio","free_last_name":"Fausto","norm_person":{"id":1514,"first_name":"Lasinio","last_name":"Fausto","full_name":"Lasinio Fausto","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/116748222","viaf_url":"http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/74611532","db_url":"https:\/\/www.deutsche-biographie.de\/pnd116748222.html","from_claudius":1,"link":"bib?authors[]=Lasinio Fausto"}}],"entry_title":"Il Commento Medio di Averroe alla Poetica di Aristotele , Part 1-2. Per la Prima Volta Pubblicato in Arabo e in Ebraico e retracto in Italiano da Fausto Lasinio - La Versione Ebraica di T\u00f4dr\u00f4s T\u00f4dr\u00f4s\u00ee. Parte prima: Il testo arabo con note e appendice. Parte seconda: La versione ebraica di T\u00f4dr\u00f4s T\u00f4dr\u00f4s\u00ee con note","title_transcript":null,"title_translation":null,"main_title":{"title":"Il Commento Medio di Averroe alla Poetica di Aristotele , Part 1-2. Per la Prima Volta Pubblicato in Arabo e in Ebraico e retracto in Italiano da Fausto Lasinio - La Versione Ebraica di T\u00f4dr\u00f4s T\u00f4dr\u00f4s\u00ee. Parte prima: Il testo arabo con note e appendice. Parte seconda: La versione ebraica di T\u00f4dr\u00f4s T\u00f4dr\u00f4s\u00ee con note"},"abstract":null,"btype":1,"date":"2012","language":null,"online_url":null,"doi_url":null,"ti_url":null,"categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[{"id":85,"full_name":"Averroes","role":1},{"id":591,"full_name":"Todros Todrosi","role":1},{"id":1514,"full_name":"Lasinio Fausto","role":2}],"works":[{"id":10,"aw_title":"Middle Commentary on the Poetics"}],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":{"id":1814,"pubplace":"Whitefish MT","publisher":"Kessinger Legacy Reprints","series":null,"volume":null,"edition_no":null,"valid_from":null,"valid_until":null},"booksection":null,"article":null},"sort":[2012]}

Abū-l-Walīd Muḥammad Ibn Rušd. Averroes. Antología, 1998
By: Averroes, Miguel Cruz Hernández (Ed.)
Title Abū-l-Walīd Muḥammad Ibn Rušd. Averroes. Antología
Type Monograph
Language undefined
Date 1998
Publication Place Sevilla
Publisher Fundación El Monte
Categories Poetics, Physics, Cosmology, Politics, Metaphysics
Author(s) Averroes , Miguel Cruz Hernández
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"1890","_score":null,"_source":{"id":1890,"authors_free":[{"id":2281,"entry_id":1890,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":85,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Averroes","free_first_name":null,"free_last_name":null,"norm_person":{"id":85,"first_name":"","last_name":"","full_name":"Averroes","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/118505238","viaf_url":"http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/19688718","db_url":"https:\/\/www.deutsche-biographie.de\/gnd118505238.html","from_claudius":0,"link":"bib?authors[]=Averroes"}},{"id":2282,"entry_id":1890,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":413,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":2,"role_name":"editor"},"free_name":"Miguel Cruz Hern\u00e1ndez","free_first_name":"Miguel","free_last_name":"Cruz Hern\u00e1ndez","norm_person":{"id":413,"first_name":"","last_name":"","full_name":"Miguel Cruz Hermandez","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/1099982022","viaf_url":"https:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/51723677","db_url":"NULL","from_claudius":0,"link":"bib?authors[]=Miguel Cruz Hermandez"}}],"entry_title":"Ab\u016b-l-Wal\u012bd Mu\u1e25ammad Ibn Ru\u0161d. Averroes. Antolog\u00eda","title_transcript":null,"title_translation":null,"main_title":{"title":"Ab\u016b-l-Wal\u012bd Mu\u1e25ammad Ibn Ru\u0161d. Averroes. Antolog\u00eda"},"abstract":null,"btype":1,"date":"1998","language":null,"online_url":null,"doi_url":null,"ti_url":null,"categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"},{"id":37,"category_name":"Physics","link":"bib?categories[]=Physics"},{"id":19,"category_name":"Cosmology","link":"bib?categories[]=Cosmology"},{"id":4,"category_name":"Politics","link":"bib?categories[]=Politics"},{"id":31,"category_name":"Metaphysics","link":"bib?categories[]=Metaphysics"}],"authors":[{"id":85,"full_name":"Averroes","role":1},{"id":413,"full_name":"Miguel Cruz Hermandez","role":2}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":{"id":1890,"pubplace":"Sevilla","publisher":"Fundaci\u00f3n El Monte","series":null,"volume":null,"edition_no":null,"valid_from":null,"valid_until":null},"booksection":null,"article":null},"sort":["Ab\u016b-l-Wal\u012bd Mu\u1e25ammad Ibn Ru\u0161d. Averroes. Antolog\u00eda"]}

An Edition of Averroës' Commentaria Media on Aristotle's Poetics. Translated by Hermannus Alemannus, 1970
By: Averroes, Larry L. Bronson (Ed.)
Title An Edition of Averroës' Commentaria Media on Aristotle's Poetics. Translated by Hermannus Alemannus
Type Monograph
Language undefined
Date 1970
Publication Place Princeton
Categories Poetics
Author(s) Averroes , Larry L. Bronson
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"1826","_score":null,"_source":{"id":1826,"authors_free":[{"id":2122,"entry_id":1826,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":85,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Averroes","free_first_name":null,"free_last_name":null,"norm_person":{"id":85,"first_name":"","last_name":"","full_name":"Averroes","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/118505238","viaf_url":"http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/19688718","db_url":"https:\/\/www.deutsche-biographie.de\/gnd118505238.html","from_claudius":0,"link":"bib?authors[]=Averroes"}},{"id":2123,"entry_id":1826,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":1516,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":2,"role_name":"editor"},"free_name":"Larry L. Bronson","free_first_name":"Larry L.","free_last_name":"Bronson","norm_person":{"id":1516,"first_name":"Larry L.","last_name":"Bronson","full_name":"Larry L. Bronson","short_ident":"LarBro","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"","viaf_url":"","db_url":"","from_claudius":1,"link":"bib?authors[]=Larry L. Bronson"}}],"entry_title":"An Edition of Averro\u00ebs' Commentaria Media on Aristotle's Poetics. Translated by Hermannus Alemannus","title_transcript":null,"title_translation":null,"main_title":{"title":"An Edition of Averro\u00ebs' Commentaria Media on Aristotle's Poetics. Translated by Hermannus Alemannus"},"abstract":null,"btype":1,"date":"1970","language":null,"online_url":null,"doi_url":null,"ti_url":null,"categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[{"id":85,"full_name":"Averroes","role":1},{"id":1516,"full_name":"Larry L. Bronson","role":2}],"works":[{"id":10,"aw_title":"Middle Commentary on the Poetics"}],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":{"id":1826,"pubplace":"Princeton","publisher":null,"series":null,"volume":null,"edition_no":null,"valid_from":null,"valid_until":null},"booksection":null,"article":null},"sort":["An Edition of Averro\u00ebs' Commentaria Media on Aristotle's Poetics. Translated by Hermannus Alemannus"]}

Arabic Poetics and Aristotle's Poetics, 1986
By: Salim Kemal
Title Arabic Poetics and Aristotle's Poetics
Type Article
Language English
Date 1986
Journal The British Journal of Aesthetics
Volume 26
Pages 112–123
Categories Poetics
Author(s) Salim Kemal
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"733","_score":null,"_source":{"id":733,"authors_free":[{"id":892,"entry_id":733,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":927,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Salim Kemal","free_first_name":"Salim","free_last_name":"Kemal","norm_person":{"id":927,"first_name":"Salim","last_name":"Kemal","full_name":"Salim Kemal","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/113359926","viaf_url":"https:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/71419307","db_url":"","from_claudius":1,"link":"bib?authors[]=Salim Kemal"}}],"entry_title":"Arabic Poetics and Aristotle's Poetics","title_transcript":null,"title_translation":null,"main_title":{"title":"Arabic Poetics and Aristotle's Poetics"},"abstract":null,"btype":3,"date":"1986","language":"English","online_url":null,"doi_url":null,"ti_url":null,"categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[{"id":927,"full_name":"Salim Kemal","role":1}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":null,"article":{"id":733,"journal_id":null,"journal_name":"The British Journal of Aesthetics","volume":"26","issue":null,"pages":"112\u2013123"}},"sort":["Arabic Poetics and Aristotle's Poetics"]}

Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature, 2020
By: Lara Harb
Title Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature
Type Monograph
Language English
Date 2020
Publication Place Cambridge
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Categories Poetics
Author(s) Lara Harb
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)
What makes language beautiful? Arabic Poetics offers an answer to what this pertinent question looked like at the height of the Islamic civilization. In this novel argument, Lara Harb suggests that literary quality depended on the ability of linguistic expression to produce an experience of discovery and wonder in the listener. Analyzing theories of how rhetorical figures, simile, metaphor, and sentence construction are able to achieve this effect of wonder, Harb shows how this aesthetic theory, first articulated at the turn of the eleventh century CE, represented a major paradigm shift from earlier Arabic criticism which based its judgement on criteria of truthfulness and naturalness. In doing so, this study poses a major challenge to the misconception in modern scholarship that Arabic criticism was 'traditionalist' or 'static', exposing an elegant widespread conceptual framework of literary beauty in the post-eleventh-century Islamicate world which is central to poetic criticism, the interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics in Arabic philosophy and the rationale underlying discussions about the inimitability of the Quran.

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5363","_score":null,"_source":{"id":5363,"authors_free":[{"id":6214,"entry_id":5363,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":null,"person_id":null,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Lara Harb","free_first_name":"Lara","free_last_name":"Harb","norm_person":null}],"entry_title":"Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature"},"abstract":"What makes language beautiful? Arabic Poetics offers an answer to what this pertinent question looked like at the height of the Islamic civilization. In this novel argument, Lara Harb suggests that literary quality depended on the ability of linguistic expression to produce an experience of discovery and wonder in the listener. Analyzing theories of how rhetorical figures, simile, metaphor, and sentence construction are able to achieve this effect of wonder, Harb shows how this aesthetic theory, first articulated at the turn of the eleventh century CE, represented a major paradigm shift from earlier Arabic criticism which based its judgement on criteria of truthfulness and naturalness. In doing so, this study poses a major challenge to the misconception in modern scholarship that Arabic criticism was 'traditionalist' or 'static', exposing an elegant widespread conceptual framework of literary beauty in the post-eleventh-century Islamicate world which is central to poetic criticism, the interpretation of Aristotle's Poetics in Arabic philosophy and the rationale underlying discussions about the inimitability of the Quran.","btype":1,"date":"2020","language":"English","online_url":"","doi_url":" https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1017\/9781108780483","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":{"id":5363,"pubplace":"Cambridge","publisher":"Cambridge University Press","series":"Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization","volume":"","edition_no":"","valid_from":null,"valid_until":null},"booksection":null,"article":null},"sort":["Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature"]}

Aristotle's Poetics, the Poetic Syllogism, and Philosophical Truth in Averroes Commentary, 2001
By: Salim Kemal
Title Aristotle's Poetics, the Poetic Syllogism, and Philosophical Truth in Averroes Commentary
Type Article
Language English
Date 2001
Journal Journal of Value Inquiry
Volume 35
Issue 3
Pages 391-412
Categories Aristotle, Commentary, Poetics, Logic
Author(s) Salim Kemal
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5589","_score":null,"_source":{"id":5589,"authors_free":[{"id":6486,"entry_id":5589,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":927,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Salim Kemal","free_first_name":"Salim","free_last_name":"Kemal","norm_person":{"id":927,"first_name":"Salim","last_name":"Kemal","full_name":"Salim Kemal","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/113359926","viaf_url":"https:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/71419307","db_url":"","from_claudius":1,"link":"bib?authors[]=Salim Kemal"}}],"entry_title":"Aristotle's Poetics, the Poetic Syllogism, and Philosophical Truth in Averroes Commentary","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"Aristotle's Poetics, the Poetic Syllogism, and Philosophical Truth in Averroes Commentary"},"abstract":"","btype":3,"date":"2001","language":"English","online_url":"","doi_url":"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1023\/A:1011825814920","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":21,"category_name":"Aristotle","link":"bib?categories[]=Aristotle"},{"id":23,"category_name":"Commentary","link":"bib?categories[]=Commentary"},{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"},{"id":27,"category_name":"Logic","link":"bib?categories[]=Logic"}],"authors":[{"id":927,"full_name":"Salim Kemal","role":1}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":null,"article":{"id":5589,"journal_id":null,"journal_name":"Journal of Value Inquiry","volume":"35","issue":"3","pages":"391-412"}},"sort":["Aristotle's Poetics, the Poetic Syllogism, and Philosophical Truth in Averroes Commentary"]}

Aristotle's Poetics, the Poetic Syllogism, and Philosophical Truth in Averroes's Commentary, 2001
By: Salim Kemal
Title Aristotle's Poetics, the Poetic Syllogism, and Philosophical Truth in Averroes's Commentary
Type Article
Language English
Date 2001
Journal Journal of Value Inquiry
Volume 35
Pages 391–412
Categories Poetics
Author(s) Salim Kemal
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"735","_score":null,"_source":{"id":735,"authors_free":[{"id":894,"entry_id":735,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":927,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Salim Kemal","free_first_name":"Salim","free_last_name":"Kemal","norm_person":{"id":927,"first_name":"Salim","last_name":"Kemal","full_name":"Salim Kemal","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/113359926","viaf_url":"https:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/71419307","db_url":"","from_claudius":1,"link":"bib?authors[]=Salim Kemal"}}],"entry_title":"Aristotle's Poetics, the Poetic Syllogism, and Philosophical Truth in Averroes's Commentary","title_transcript":null,"title_translation":null,"main_title":{"title":"Aristotle's Poetics, the Poetic Syllogism, and Philosophical Truth in Averroes's Commentary"},"abstract":null,"btype":3,"date":"2001","language":"English","online_url":null,"doi_url":null,"ti_url":null,"categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[{"id":927,"full_name":"Salim Kemal","role":1}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":null,"article":{"id":735,"journal_id":null,"journal_name":"Journal of Value Inquiry","volume":"35","issue":null,"pages":"391\u2013412"}},"sort":["Aristotle's Poetics, the Poetic Syllogism, and Philosophical Truth in Averroes's Commentary"]}

Averroes on Poetry, 1971
By: Vicente Cantarino
Title Averroes on Poetry
Type Book Section
Language English
Date 1971
Published in Islam and its cultural divergence. Studies in honor of Gustave E. von Grunebaum
Pages 10–26
Categories Poetics
Author(s) Vicente Cantarino
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"1686","_score":null,"_source":{"id":1686,"authors_free":[{"id":1947,"entry_id":1686,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":1453,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Vicente Cantarino","free_first_name":"Vicente","free_last_name":"Cantarino","norm_person":{"id":1453,"first_name":"Vicente","last_name":"Cantarino","full_name":"Vicente Cantarino","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/1018146334","viaf_url":"http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/113929826","db_url":"https:\/\/www.deutsche-biographie.de\/pnd1018146334.html","from_claudius":1,"link":"bib?authors[]=Vicente Cantarino"}}],"entry_title":"Averroes on Poetry","title_transcript":null,"title_translation":null,"main_title":{"title":"Averroes on Poetry"},"abstract":null,"btype":2,"date":"1971","language":"English","online_url":null,"doi_url":null,"ti_url":null,"categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[{"id":1453,"full_name":"Vicente Cantarino","role":1}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":{"id":1686,"section_of":230,"pages":"10\u201326","is_catalog":null,"book":{"id":230,"bilderberg_idno":null,"dare_idno":null,"catalog_idno":null,"entry_type":"reference","type":4,"language":null,"title":"Islam and its cultural divergence. Studies in honor of Gustave E. von Grunebaum","title_transcript":null,"title_translation":null,"short_title":null,"has_no_author":0,"volume":null,"date":"1971","edition_no":null,"free_date":"1971","abstract":null,"republication_of":null,"online_url":null,"online_resources":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"is_catalog":0,"in_bibliography":0,"is_inactive":0,"notes":null,"ti_url":null,"doi_url":null,"book":{"id":230,"pubplace":"Urbana","publisher":"University of Illinois Press","series":null,"volume":null,"edition_no":null,"valid_from":null,"valid_until":null}}},"article":null},"sort":["Averroes on Poetry"]}

Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics, 1986
By: Averroes,
Title Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics
Type Monograph
Language undefined
Date 1986
Publication Place Princeton, N.J.
Publisher Princeton University Press
Categories Poetics
Author(s) Averroes ,
Publisher(s)
Translator(s) Charles E. Butterworth

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"1870","_score":null,"_source":{"id":1870,"authors_free":[{"id":2230,"entry_id":1870,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":85,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Averroes","free_first_name":null,"free_last_name":null,"norm_person":{"id":85,"first_name":"","last_name":"","full_name":"Averroes","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/118505238","viaf_url":"http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/19688718","db_url":"https:\/\/www.deutsche-biographie.de\/gnd118505238.html","from_claudius":0,"link":"bib?authors[]=Averroes"}},{"id":2231,"entry_id":1870,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":123,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":3,"role_name":"translator"},"free_name":"Charles E. Butterworth","free_first_name":"Charles E.","free_last_name":"Butterworth","norm_person":{"id":123,"first_name":"","last_name":"","full_name":"Charles E. Butterworth","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/105338856X","viaf_url":"https:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/41853950","db_url":"NULL","from_claudius":0,"link":"bib?authors[]=Charles E. Butterworth"}}],"entry_title":"Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics","title_transcript":null,"title_translation":null,"main_title":{"title":"Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics"},"abstract":null,"btype":1,"date":"1986","language":null,"online_url":null,"doi_url":null,"ti_url":null,"categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[{"id":85,"full_name":"Averroes","role":1}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":{"id":1870,"pubplace":"Princeton, N.J.","publisher":"Princeton University Press","series":null,"volume":null,"edition_no":null,"valid_from":null,"valid_until":null},"booksection":null,"article":null},"sort":["Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics"]}

Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics : A Textual Note, 1964
By: Frank Boggess
Title Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics : A Textual Note
Type Article
Language English
Date 1964
Journal Journal of the American Oriental Society
Volume 84
Issue 2
Pages 170
Categories Poetics
Author(s) Frank Boggess
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"1671","_score":null,"_source":{"id":1671,"authors_free":[{"id":1931,"entry_id":1671,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":1447,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Frank Boggess","free_first_name":"Frank","free_last_name":"Boggess","norm_person":{"id":1447,"first_name":"Frank","last_name":"Boggess","full_name":"Frank Boggess","short_ident":"FraBog","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"","viaf_url":"","db_url":"","from_claudius":1,"link":"bib?authors[]=Frank Boggess"}}],"entry_title":"Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics : A Textual Note","title_transcript":null,"title_translation":null,"main_title":{"title":"Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics : A Textual Note"},"abstract":null,"btype":3,"date":"1964","language":"English","online_url":null,"doi_url":null,"ti_url":null,"categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"}],"authors":[{"id":1447,"full_name":"Frank Boggess","role":1}],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":null,"article":{"id":1671,"journal_id":null,"journal_name":"Journal of the American Oriental Society","volume":"84","issue":"2","pages":"170"}},"sort":["Averroes' Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics : A Textual Note"]}

Averroes's Aesthetics. The Pleasure of Philosophy and the Pleasure of Poetry, 2015
By: Francesca Forte
Title Averroes's Aesthetics. The Pleasure of Philosophy and the Pleasure of Poetry
Type Article
Language English
Date 2015
Journal Quaestio
Volume 15
Pages 287–296
Categories Aristotle, Poetics, Commentary, Logic, Politics
Author(s) Francesca Forte
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)
The theme of the pleasure of knowledge is central in Averroes’ aesthetical reflection of Aristotle’s Poetics, regardless whether we side with the logical or with the moral interpretation. The first one stresses the continuity between Averroes and previous commentators in his attempt to reconstruct the Poetics as an integral part of the Logic itself, whereby poetic discourse is conceived as a form of reasoning based on syllogisms. According to the latter perspective, however, pleasure is central in that poetry is a tool towards the pursuit of happiness: in this perspective it is necessary to bear in mind some common themes present in other works by Averroes (particularly in the commentaries on the Aristotelian Organon – and especially the commentary on the Rhetoric –, in the commentaries on Plato’s Republic, and, last but not least, in the Decisive Treatise). The pleasure of contemplative knowledge must go hand in hand with the pursuit of communal happiness and therefore with the good and proper order of community and society. Poetry represents a central tool towards this aim in that it expresses moral truths which cannot not be communicated (to everybody) by means of logic and philosophy alone.

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"5240","_score":null,"_source":{"id":5240,"authors_free":[{"id":6049,"entry_id":5240,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":null,"person_id":null,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Francesca Forte","free_first_name":"Francesca","free_last_name":"Forte","norm_person":null}],"entry_title":"Averroes's Aesthetics. The Pleasure of Philosophy and the Pleasure of Poetry","title_transcript":"","title_translation":"","main_title":{"title":"Averroes's Aesthetics. The Pleasure of Philosophy and the Pleasure of Poetry"},"abstract":"The theme of the pleasure of knowledge is central in Averroes\u2019 aesthetical reflection of Aristotle\u2019s Poetics, regardless whether we side with the logical or with the moral interpretation. The first one stresses the continuity between Averroes and previous commentators in his attempt to reconstruct the Poetics as an integral part of the Logic itself, whereby poetic discourse is conceived as a form of reasoning based on syllogisms. According to the latter perspective, however, pleasure is central in that poetry is a tool towards the pursuit of happiness: in this perspective it is necessary to bear in mind some common themes present in other works by Averroes (particularly in the commentaries on the Aristotelian Organon \u2013 and especially the commentary on the Rhetoric \u2013, in the commentaries on Plato\u2019s Republic, and, last but not least, in the Decisive Treatise). The pleasure of contemplative knowledge must go hand in hand with the pursuit of communal happiness and therefore with the good and proper order of community and society. Poetry represents a central tool towards this aim in that it expresses moral truths which cannot not be communicated (to everybody) by means of logic and philosophy alone.","btype":3,"date":"2015","language":"English","online_url":"","doi_url":"https:\/\/doi.org\/10.1484\/J.QUAESTIO.5.108604","ti_url":"","categories":[{"id":21,"category_name":"Aristotle","link":"bib?categories[]=Aristotle"},{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"},{"id":23,"category_name":"Commentary","link":"bib?categories[]=Commentary"},{"id":27,"category_name":"Logic","link":"bib?categories[]=Logic"},{"id":4,"category_name":"Politics","link":"bib?categories[]=Politics"}],"authors":[],"works":[],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":null,"booksection":null,"article":{"id":5240,"journal_id":null,"journal_name":"Quaestio","volume":"15","issue":"","pages":"287\u2013296"}},"sort":["Averroes's Aesthetics. The Pleasure of Philosophy and the Pleasure of Poetry"]}

  • PAGE 1 OF 6