Revista Latinoamericana de Psicopatologia Fundamental
Print version ISSN 1415-4714
SILVA, Paulo José Carvalho da and CAVALCANTE, Melina Borges Rosa. From tears to words: manifestations of pathos according to modern medicine of the soul. Rev. latinoam. psicopatol. fundam. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.2, pp. 283-295. ISSN 1415-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47142010000200009.
This article analyses early modern texts on the sources, nature and reason for tears. The notion of the gaze is first discussed in order to investigate the origin of the passions. Next, the relationships between weeping and affectivity is taken up, and then the relationships between tears and words.
Keywords : Tears; pathos; words; medicine of the soul.