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Between Chora and the GoodMetaphor's Metaphysical Neighborhood$
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Charles P. Bigger

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780823223503

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823223503.001.0001

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Aristotle: Poetry and the Proper

Aristotle: Poetry and the Proper

(p.208) 7 Aristotle: Poetry and the Proper
Between Chora and the Good

Charles P. Bigger

Fordham University Press

This chapter examines the rhetoric and poetics of Greek philosopher Aristotle. Aristotle seems unaware of the importance of the theory of ratios and proportions, which made possible a theory of infinite magnitudes. Though he understood time as the measure of motion and so as a quantity, he did not think it could stand up as a ratio to any other species of quantity. He assumed that there was not a ratio between the finite and infinite magnitudes, and his analogies were therefore finitistic.

Keywords:   Aristotle, rhetoric, poetics, ratio and proportion, infinity theory

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