The study on relationship between art and ethics on Aristotle's Poetics

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2018

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Elif Nuyan


Aristotle, during the First Age when the great breakthrough in science and philosophy hadn't been made yet, left a huge markin the subsequent eras with his contributions to science. In the era when the science hadn't still been classified and subcategorized in the modern sense, Aristotle managed to go beyond his time with the works where ''man'' was in the center. One of the most important factors of how he was able to create himself in philosophy or even in the foundations of this field was Plato whose place and importance in the history and philospohy cannot be questioned. Plato and Aristotle are two of the first philosophers who tackled with some of the problems which continue to puzzle many in the modernity and who created thoughts. One of the problems is the concepts of ethics and art the relation of which is questioned whether to exist between them. In this study, Aristotle's thoughts on ethics and art were attempted to be identified; within this context, Plato's traces on Aristotle have been adressed. By comparison of both philosophers thoughts on ethics and art, it was aimed to bring forward Aristotle's distinctive ideas on ethics and art. Having collected Aristotle's impressions on concepts in question, the goal was to determine the relation between the concepts with Poetics.