Talk:Thymos

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What's the rationale for having an article about the particular connotation of a word in Plato, rather than just having an article on the meanings of thumos in Greek more generally? Brian P. Long 07:52, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Remember this is a lemma article. Derivatives of the word are used by Francis Fukuyama specifically in The End of History and the Last Man, but also are becoming adopted in political philosophy; see isothymia and megalothymia.
Again, this is a lemma where it was useful to have a linkable definition, not a full article. I'd certainly not object if someone wanted to write such an article, but I created this primarily for use in Related Articles pages, with more entries coming. Howard C. Berkowitz 14:42, 17 August 2009 (UTC)