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  • n. that area of the soul where feelings of pride, shame etc are located

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Examples

  • Without the sense of pride and the love of struggle that Fukuyama, following Plato, calls thymos, men-and there is always an implication that thymos is a specifically masculine virtue-cannot establish freedom or protect it:

    Maggie's Farm

  • The logos (mind), thymos (emotion, ego) and pathos (animist appetites).

    Backing Into an Evidentiary Standard for ID

  • Plato famously divided the soul into three parts: reason, eros (desire) and thymos (the hunger for recognition).

    March 2006

  • As Jeffrey Walker describes it, the enthymeme works from "a network of oppositions" toward a "passional identification" worthy of its root meaning, thymos as heart.

    'A darkling plain': Hemans, Byron and _The Sceptic; A Poem_

  • But Plato says that there's a third part of the soul which is thymos, which essentially is, in a way, a source of self-esteem, it's the valuing part of the soul.

    The End of History and the Last Man

  • LAMB: Tell me if I'm pronouncing this right, because you use this a lot, is it thymos?

    The End of History and the Last Man

  • Megalos in Greece means great and thymia refers to thymos and megalothymia means the desire to be recognized as greater than other people, and in my view, this is in a way the sense of both things that are good about politics and the things that are bad about it because a tyrant is in a way, a prototype of the person that wants to be recognized as greater.

    The End of History and the Last Man

  • I mean, I think when you understand these great entrepreneurs or founders of big industrial empires -- what's going on is not simply -- as is commonly portrayed -- greedy people wanting more and more, I mean it really comes out of this part of the soul that's called thymos.

    The End of History and the Last Man

  • FUKUYAMA: Well, thymos -- it's a Greek word that comes from Plato that represents a certain part of the or to put it in modern terms, it's a part of the personality, or a part of the human psyche that precisely demands recognition.

    The End of History and the Last Man

  • These two dissimilar parts are connected by an intermediate element called by Plato _thymos_ or courage, implying the emotions or affections of the heart.

    Christianity and Ethics A Handbook of Christian Ethics

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