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pathos


Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


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A ncient G reek philosophy, philosophy of mind [Greek, suffering, feeling or what happens to affect a person; plural, pathe ; from paschein , to suffer, to undergo, to experience] For Aristotle , paschein and the contrasting poiein (to make, to do) are both categories . Pathos has a passive tone. In Greek, pathos is a changeable quality , but especially concerns extreme grief, misfortune, or distress. As the feeling of an individual, it is also contrasted with êthos (communal feeling). “By pathe , I mean appetite, anger, fear, confidence, envy, joy, love, hate, longing, jealousy, pity, in general whatever implies pleasure or pain.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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