“Pathos” and “Pathetic”. Lecture by Mikhail Pozdnev (Russian)

An experience got through shock, a beauty seen through pain… How does a person explain their complicated relationship with art through the concepts of “pathos” and “pathetic”?

In a new episode of our podcast, we trace the evolution of two categories through the centuries, from the Homeric epics to Tchaikovsky’s lyricism, from the works of Aristotle to Christian philosophy, with our guest, Doctor of Philology Mikhail Pozdnev.



Mikhail Pozdnev