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Empathy vs. Pathos

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Empathynoun

Identification with or understanding of the thoughts, feelings, or emotional state of another person.

‘She had a lot of empathy for her neighbor; she knew what it was like to lose a parent too.’;

Pathosnoun

The quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, especially that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality.

Empathynoun

Capacity to understand another person's point of view or the result of such understanding.

Pathosnoun

(rhetoric) A writer or speaker's attempt to persuade an audience through appeals involving the use of strong emotions such as pity.

Empathynoun

A paranormal ability to psychically read another person's emotions.

Pathosnoun

(literature) An author's attempt to evoke a feeling of pity or sympathetic sorrow for a character.

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Empathynoun

understanding and entering into another's feelings

Pathosnoun

In theology and existentialist ethics following Kierkegaard and Heidegger, a deep and abiding commitment of the heart, as in the notion of "finding your passion" as an important aspect of a fully lived, engaged life.

Empathy

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another's position. Definitions of empathy encompass a broad range of emotional states.

Pathosnoun

Suffering; the enduring of active stress or affliction.

Pathosnoun

That quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, esp., that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality; as, the pathos of a picture, of a poem, or of a cry.

‘The combination of incident, and the pathos of catastrophe.’;

Pathosnoun

The quality or character of those emotions, traits, or experiences which are personal, and therefore restricted and evanescent; transitory and idiosyncratic dispositions or feelings as distinguished from those which are universal and deep-seated in character; - opposed to ethos.

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Pathosnoun

Suffering; the enduring of active stress or affliction.

Pathosnoun

a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow);

‘the film captured all the pathos of their situation’;

Pathosnoun

a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others;

‘the blind are too often objects of pity’;

Pathosnoun

a style that has the power to evoke feelings

Pathosnoun

a quality that evokes pity or sadness

‘the actor injects his customary humour and pathos into the role’;

Pathos

Pathos (, US: ; plural: pathea or pathê; Greek: πάθος, for or or or . In medicine it refers to a , or "complaint.

‘suffering’; ‘experience’; ‘something that one undergoes,’; ‘something that happens to one’; ‘failing,’; ‘illness’;

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