The Way of Pathei-Mathos – A Philosophical Compendiary
The complete text of the second edition of The Way of Pathei-Mathos – A Philosophical Compendiary is available as a single pdf document of c.157 kB here, and as a single html file – c.127 kB – for online reading here (external link).
The following is taken from the Preface:
” This work is a brief introduction to the philosophy, the Way, of πάθει μάθος (pathei-mathos). A substantial portion of the text here is new, although some has been taken from or summarizes or is a rewrite of various parts of some other writings of mine from the past two years, with the text being so arranged as to be – I hope – conducive to a reasoned understanding of this philosophy and its ethos. Thus this work may serve as a guide to distinguish my now completed philosophy of πάθει μάθος from those early (and sometimes even later) parts of The Numinous Way which I have since had occasion to either reject or substantially revise.
The philosophy of pathei-mathos as presented here therefore represents both the essence and the substance of what I have retained after seven or so years of developing The Numinous Way. Given how substantially I have developed and refined The Numinous Way, and given how much has upon reflexion been discarded, perhaps the use of this new term philosophy of πάθει μάθος – in preference to The Numinous Way – is warranted or would be useful in order to avoid confusion with all the rejected, discarded and unrevised material of that ‘numinous way’. “
- I – Pathei-Mathos as Authority and Way
- II – The Nature and Knowledge of Empathy
- III – The Nature of Being and of Beings
- IV – An Appreciation of The Numinous
- Appendix I – Some Explanations, Terms, and Definitions
- Appendix II – The Change of Enantiodromia
- Appendix III – The Principle of Δίκα
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