Related to Psychagogic: reckon, shabbily


a.1.Attractive; persuasive.
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Apuleius had enemies who could attack this choice of style, and the words evoke a long-standing debate between the psychagogic approach to literature and the moral/pedagogic one.
Depression is 'psychologised', doctors muster a lot of empathy without taking the next step of therapy with medication above and beyond the psychagogic discussion.
Despite his edifying, psychagogic rhetoric, despite his 'youthful' enthusiasm, and his hope for transmogrifying spiritual ideals, it is undeniable that there is an identifiable undercurrent in his essays of skepticism about these very ideals, an occasional glimpse of what could, somewhat anachronistically, be designated as a haunting nihilistic possibility.