Aristotelian criticism

Aristotelian criticism

a critical theory, doctrine, or approach based upon the method used by Aristotle in the Poetics, implying a formal, logical approach to literary analysis that is centered on the work itself. Cf. Platonic criticism.
See also: Criticism
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Here, as elsewhere, it would have been helpful to have provided more background information on the contemporary Italian literary scene (especially on the growing interest in Aristotelian criticism) for the less specialized reader.
Platonic models of literary criticism tend to emphasize the moral aspects of a text, in contrast to Aristotelian criticism, which more often stresses logical and formal approaches.
The author interprets Plotinus's notion of immediate "begetting" as an answer to the Aristotelian criticism of Forms as causes.