The Camden Philosophical Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month for reading and discussion.
The Camden Philosophical Society will be discussing Aristotle’s Poetics its next regularly scheduled gathering, on Tuesday, March 21, from 3:30-5:30 pm. All are welcome to participate in this hybrid session, with in-person at the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library or by Zoom.
Our aim is to focus the discussion primarily on Aristotle’s views on tragedy, following on our recent readings from Albert Camus and Simone Weil. A copy of the Poetics can be found online at https://homepages.hass.rpi.edu/ruiz/AdvancedIntegratedArts/ReadingsAIA/Aristotle%20Poetics.pdf
The following chapters constitute the particular readings selected for discussion at this session:
6: Definition of Tragedy
8: More on Plot
9: Introduction of Catharsis
11. Reversal of fortune
13-14: How to arouse Pity and Fear
24-25: More on Catharsis; Homer compared with tragedy.
This meeting will be happening in person as well as on Zoom. Contact Sarah Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know how you plan to attend and to receive a Zoom link.