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]}

Averrois paraphrasis in librum Poeticae Aristotelis. Iacob Mantino Hispano Hebraeo medico interprete, 2011
By: Aristotle, Averroes, Fridericus Heidenhain (Ed.),
Title Averrois paraphrasis in librum Poeticae Aristotelis. Iacob Mantino Hispano Hebraeo medico interprete
Type Monograph
Language undefined
Date 2011
Publisher Nabu Press
Series Jahrbücher für classische Philologie
Volume 17
Categories Poetics, Logic
Author(s) Aristotle , Averroes , Fridericus Heidenhain ,
Publisher(s)
Translator(s) Jacob Mantinus

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"1885","_score":null,"_source":{"id":1885,"authors_free":[{"id":2267,"entry_id":1885,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":72,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Aristotle","free_first_name":null,"free_last_name":null,"norm_person":{"id":72,"first_name":"","last_name":"","full_name":"Aristotle","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/118650130","viaf_url":"https:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/7524651","db_url":"https:\/\/www.deutsche-biographie.de\/pnd118650130.html","from_claudius":0,"link":"bib?authors[]=Aristotle"}},{"id":2268,"entry_id":1885,"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":2269,"entry_id":1885,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":1544,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":2,"role_name":"editor"},"free_name":"Fridericus Heidenhain","free_first_name":"Fridericus","free_last_name":"Heidenhain","norm_person":{"id":1544,"first_name":"Fridericus","last_name":"Heidenhain","full_name":"Fridericus Heidenhain","short_ident":"FriHei","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"","viaf_url":"","db_url":"","from_claudius":1,"link":"bib?authors[]=Fridericus Heidenhain"}},{"id":2270,"entry_id":1885,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":282,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":3,"role_name":"translator"},"free_name":"Jacob Mantinus","free_first_name":"Jacob","free_last_name":"Mantinus","norm_person":{"id":282,"first_name":"Jacob","last_name":"Mantino","full_name":"Jacob Mantino","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/119752476","viaf_url":"http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/66824097","db_url":"NULL","from_claudius":0,"link":"bib?authors[]=Jacob Mantino"}}],"entry_title":"Averrois paraphrasis in librum Poeticae Aristotelis. Iacob Mantino Hispano Hebraeo medico interprete","title_transcript":null,"title_translation":null,"main_title":{"title":"Averrois paraphrasis in librum Poeticae Aristotelis. Iacob Mantino Hispano Hebraeo medico interprete"},"abstract":null,"btype":1,"date":"2011","language":null,"online_url":null,"doi_url":null,"ti_url":null,"categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"},{"id":27,"category_name":"Logic","link":"bib?categories[]=Logic"}],"authors":[{"id":72,"full_name":"Aristotle","role":1},{"id":85,"full_name":"Averroes","role":1},{"id":1544,"full_name":"Fridericus Heidenhain","role":2}],"works":[{"id":10,"aw_title":"Middle Commentary on the Poetics"},{"id":10,"aw_title":"Middle Commentary on the Poetics"},{"id":10,"aw_title":"Middle Commentary on the Poetics"},{"id":10,"aw_title":"Middle Commentary on the Poetics"}],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":{"id":1885,"pubplace":null,"publisher":"Nabu Press","series":"Jahrb\u00fccher f\u00fcr classische Philologie","volume":"17","edition_no":null,"valid_from":null,"valid_until":null},"booksection":null,"article":null},"sort":[2011]}

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"]}

Averrois paraphrasis in librum Poeticae Aristotelis. Iacob Mantino Hispano Hebraeo medico interprete, 2011
By: Aristotle, Averroes, Fridericus Heidenhain (Ed.),
Title Averrois paraphrasis in librum Poeticae Aristotelis. Iacob Mantino Hispano Hebraeo medico interprete
Type Monograph
Language undefined
Date 2011
Publisher Nabu Press
Series Jahrbücher für classische Philologie
Volume 17
Categories Poetics, Logic
Author(s) Aristotle , Averroes , Fridericus Heidenhain ,
Publisher(s)
Translator(s) Jacob Mantinus

{"_index":"bib","_type":"_doc","_id":"1885","_score":null,"_source":{"id":1885,"authors_free":[{"id":2267,"entry_id":1885,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":72,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":1,"role_name":"author"},"free_name":"Aristotle","free_first_name":null,"free_last_name":null,"norm_person":{"id":72,"first_name":"","last_name":"","full_name":"Aristotle","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/118650130","viaf_url":"https:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/7524651","db_url":"https:\/\/www.deutsche-biographie.de\/pnd118650130.html","from_claudius":0,"link":"bib?authors[]=Aristotle"}},{"id":2268,"entry_id":1885,"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":2269,"entry_id":1885,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":1544,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":2,"role_name":"editor"},"free_name":"Fridericus Heidenhain","free_first_name":"Fridericus","free_last_name":"Heidenhain","norm_person":{"id":1544,"first_name":"Fridericus","last_name":"Heidenhain","full_name":"Fridericus Heidenhain","short_ident":"FriHei","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"","viaf_url":"","db_url":"","from_claudius":1,"link":"bib?authors[]=Fridericus Heidenhain"}},{"id":2270,"entry_id":1885,"agent_type":"person","is_normalised":1,"person_id":282,"institution_id":null,"role":{"id":3,"role_name":"translator"},"free_name":"Jacob Mantinus","free_first_name":"Jacob","free_last_name":"Mantinus","norm_person":{"id":282,"first_name":"Jacob","last_name":"Mantino","full_name":"Jacob Mantino","short_ident":"","is_classical_name":0,"dnb_url":"http:\/\/d-nb.info\/gnd\/119752476","viaf_url":"http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/66824097","db_url":"NULL","from_claudius":0,"link":"bib?authors[]=Jacob Mantino"}}],"entry_title":"Averrois paraphrasis in librum Poeticae Aristotelis. Iacob Mantino Hispano Hebraeo medico interprete","title_transcript":null,"title_translation":null,"main_title":{"title":"Averrois paraphrasis in librum Poeticae Aristotelis. Iacob Mantino Hispano Hebraeo medico interprete"},"abstract":null,"btype":1,"date":"2011","language":null,"online_url":null,"doi_url":null,"ti_url":null,"categories":[{"id":44,"category_name":"Poetics","link":"bib?categories[]=Poetics"},{"id":27,"category_name":"Logic","link":"bib?categories[]=Logic"}],"authors":[{"id":72,"full_name":"Aristotle","role":1},{"id":85,"full_name":"Averroes","role":1},{"id":1544,"full_name":"Fridericus Heidenhain","role":2}],"works":[{"id":10,"aw_title":"Middle Commentary on the Poetics"},{"id":10,"aw_title":"Middle Commentary on the Poetics"},{"id":10,"aw_title":"Middle Commentary on the Poetics"},{"id":10,"aw_title":"Middle Commentary on the Poetics"}],"republication_of":null,"translation_of":null,"new_edition_of":null,"book":{"id":1885,"pubplace":null,"publisher":"Nabu Press","series":"Jahrb\u00fccher f\u00fcr classische Philologie","volume":"17","edition_no":null,"valid_from":null,"valid_until":null},"booksection":null,"article":null},"sort":["Averrois paraphrasis in librum Poeticae Aristotelis. Iacob Mantino Hispano Hebraeo medico interprete"]}

  • PAGE 1 OF 1