Pathos is the use of affect to persuade your audience to take a certain stance. It can work by appealing
- to emotion ("Think of the children!")
- to ego ("Any intelligent person knows that the result in 47." or in implication "Obviously, the result is 47. ")
As such, it may seem antithetical to Logos - it seems to be there to override reason and create arbitrary biases in people (even if you deem like me, perhaps after reading the previous posts, that logic is not a God-given web of intrinsically true relationships).