“They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.”
what is PATHOS ASCENDANT, FJ?
A reference to beamishes emotions getting the better of him at our discussion at AoWs blog Logos, ethos and pathos being three motivations for argumentation.
In making an argument, you can appeal to their reason, their ethics or their passions. Beamish uses a lot of ad hominem (personal attacks) that appeal to passions and emotions, hatred, resentment, disgust. He started to make personal threats, a sure sign that pathos has taken over as their primary motivating force.
...and when pathos ascends, ethos and logos generally descend.
I get it...and i see.thanks
He started to make personal threatsI must have missed that in the deluge of comments at the one thread at my place. Email me a direct link to any such comment, and I'll delete it.I'm not being sarcastic with this comment.
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