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Zeitgeist vs. Ethos

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Zeitgeistnoun

The spirit of the age; the taste, outlook, and spirit characteristic of a period.

Ethosnoun

The character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement.

Zeitgeistnoun

The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.

Ethosnoun

(rhetoric) A form of rhetoric in which the writer or speaker invokes their authority, competence or expertise in an attempt to persuade others that their view is correct.

Zeitgeistnoun

the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation

Ethosnoun

(aesthetics) The traits in a work of art which express the ideal or typic character, as influenced by the ethos (character or fundamental values) of a people, rather than realistic or emotional situations or individual character in a narrow sense; opposed to pathos.

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Zeitgeist

In eighteenth and nineteenth century German philosophy, a Zeitgeist (German pronunciation: [ˈtsaɪtɡaɪst] (listen)) () is an invisible agent or force dominating the characteristics of a given epoch in world history.Now, the term is usually associated with Georg W. F. Hegel, contrasting with Hegel's use of Volksgeist and Weltgeist . Its coinage and popularization precedes Hegel, and is mostly due to Herder and Goethe.

‘spirit of the age’; ‘national spirit’; ‘world-spirit’;

Ethosnoun

The character, sentiment, or disposition of a community or people, considered as a natural endowment; the spirit which actuates manners and customs; also, the characteristic tone or genius of an institution or social organization.

Ethosnoun

The traits in a work of art which express the ideal or typic character - character as influenced by the ethos (sense 1) of a people - rather than realistic or emotional situations or individual character in a narrow sense; - opposed to pathos.

Ethosnoun

(anthropology) the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era;

‘the Greek ethos’;

Ethosnoun

the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations

‘a challenge to the ethos of the 1960s’;

Ethos

Ethos ( or US: ) is a Greek word meaning that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, nation, or ideology. The Greeks also used this word to refer to the power of music to influence emotions, behaviors, and even morals.

‘character’;

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