Synopses & Reviews
Ontology and the Art of Tragedy is a sustained reflection on the principles and criteria from which to guide one s approach to Aristotle s Poetics. Its scope is twofold: historical and systematic. In its historical aspect it develops an approach to Aristotle s Poetics, which brings his distinctive philosophy of being to bear on the reception of this text. In its systematic aspect it relates Aristotle s theory of art to the perennial desiderata of any theory of art, and particularly to Kandinsky s."