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Difference between ψυχή and θυμός?

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Difference between ψυχή and θυμός?

Postby dubmdell » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:57 pm

According to Pharr, both mean "soul," among other things. I'm having a little trouble understanding the distinction.
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Re: Difference between ψυχή and θυμός?

Postby modus.irrealis » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:16 pm

My understanding is that ψυχή refers only to what makes someone alive or dead, while θυμός is what moves a person and causes emotions and so on. So when a person is sleeping or unconscious, the ψυχή is still at work but not the θυμός. So the ψυχή on its own doesn't have any intellectual or emotional faculties and so on.
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Re: Difference between ψυχή and θυμός?

Postby cb » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:29 am

hi, you can also see s5.2 (pg 14) of my old pharr notes on the distinction between these two words:


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