The Artistic Truth in Aristotle’s Criticism


The present study examines Aristotle’s definition of art. This examination helps in understanding the nature of art and the artistic truth it ought to carry. Aristotle believes that there is truth in art because it is not independent from the reality from which it emerges. The study advances the thesis that all arts are mimetic; therefore, they are produced by imitation. This notion has misled many thinkers by thinking that art is three times separated from the truth, as Aristotle’s teacher, Plato has demonstrated in his argument on the nature of imitative arts. However, Aristotle does not repudiate this assumption, but he tries to create a natural bond between art and the reality it produces. In short, Aristotle invites his readers to enjoy the artistic truth in art by separating it from the actual one in reality.

Citation: Mahmoud A. Al. Sobh, Ameen Z. Al Khamaiseh and Samer M. Al-Zoubi (2022) The Artistic Truth in Aristotle’s Criticism, European Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Vol.10, No.4, pp.58-63

Keywords: Aristotle, Reality, Truth, artistic, mimesis


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