Essay heading: Plato and the Affect of Art and Poetry

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September 19, 2004

 

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Plato views art and poetry as dangerous, because they are merely just an imitation of the form. He considers art and poetry as education that furthers people from the truth. Plato believes there is the creator of a product, a carpenter who imitates the creator's idea by making the product, and then there are the poets and artists whose literature and art of the product imitate the imitator's...
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Plato believes there is the creator of a product, a carpenter who imitates the creator's idea by making the product, and then there are the poets and artists whose literature and art of the product imitate the imitator's. Plato says, "An artist imitates that which he does not understand." In other words, the artist doesn't know the trade of what he or she is describing...
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