Graecismus (gree-kis’-mus): Using Greek words, examples, or grammatical structures. Sometimes considered an affectation of erudition.
One’s pathos is a function of soma. All the logos in the world won’t budge it.
This is a common topos of Western thought–the psyche/soma distinction. As long as we believe in its epistemic virtue we will continue to divide ourselves along along the line the distinction draws, which, as a matter of fact, is a deeply cultured pattern of self-understanding that opens and forecloses opportunities for accounting for experience.
Do I feel in order to think?
Do I think in order to feel?
Oh–what about ethos–your perception of my credibility? Not ‘pure’ logos? Not ‘pure’ pathos?
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).