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[Xmca-l] Re: Habits (Greek: ethos)

Larry, you've made a good point.

I think Aristotelian rhetoric can also generate a sense of belonging alongside being and becoming. For example, teaching, as a rhetorical act, is in essence a kind of persuasion through the use of ethos, pathos and logos. Such persuasion is indicative of the teacher's identity.


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Sent: 08 July 2016 14:41
To: Ma, James (james.ma@canterbury.ac.uk); eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: RE: [Xmca-l] Re: Habits (Greek: ethos)

Falling within the realm of subjectivity and also the realm of (identity).

So... Ethos, pathos, and logos as (ways) of generating a sense of identity.

Are these Aristotelian notions:

expressing quality (meaning *potential*)


Expressing instances (existential)


Expressing types (symbolic and shared)


ethos, pathos, and logos

That generate (identity) or sense of being/becoming a ...

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Sent: July 8, 2016 3:34 AM
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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Habits (Greek: ethos)

Hello Rob,

I'd be interested to hear more too - perhaps if you could shed light on the entirety of Aristotelian rhetoric (ethos, pathos and logos). I'm always interested in what falls within the realm of subjectivity.



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Sent: 08 July 2016 10:10

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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Habits (Greek: ethos)


Please do say more.

What is the classical notion of "ethics"? or "'ethos"? etc.


On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 5:38 PM, R.J.S.Parsons <r.j.s.parsons@open.ac.uk>


> Sorry, can't keep my hands off this. "Ethos" in Greek is one of those

> untranslatable words that bundles up a whole set of concepts without an

> equivalent in English. It includes the idea of habits, habitually, but

> it is not rght to say it *is* the Greek word for habit.


> I'm not against us discussing habits at all; it just awoke the

> slumbering classicist in me.


> Rob


> On 08/07/2016 04:46, Annalisa Aguilar wrote:

> > Greg,

> >

> > (I'm starting a new thread with I hope a less loaded word than ethics).

> >

> > When you said, "person X habitually responds to a particular type of

> situation with behavior Y" I was reminded of JJ Gibson's affordances, but

> it depends upon what you mean by "situation," right?

> >

> > Just thought to add this to the mix.

> >

> > Kind regards,

> >

> > Annalisa

> >

> >

> >

> >




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