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Then how about the imitative arts which produce likenesses? If they succeed in their productions, should not any concomitant pleasure which results therefrom be most properly called “charm”?


But, speaking generally, the correctness of these things would be the result not, primarily, of pleasure, but of equality in respect of both quality and quantity.1


Then we shall rightly judge by the criterion of pleasure

1 i.e. a “likeness” must be “equal” to its original both in character and size.

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