[Milton-L] renaissance faculties psychology and literature

Gregory Machacek Gregory.Machacek at marist.edu
Tue Sep 1 10:07:05 EDT 2009


According to Renaissance faculties psychology (like that invoked by Adam in
response to Eve's dream), what faculty or faculties would have been
involved in the *analysis* (not the production) of poetic artefacts?  What
faculty would Aristotle have been using, according to Renaissance thought,
when he wrote the Poetics?  Just reason, as in any philosophical
undertaking?  Or was there some aesthetic sensibility sensibility
specifically?

Thanks for any help.

Greg Machacek
Professor of English
Marist College



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