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In defense of sentimentality

Author: Robert C Solomon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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This defence of the emotions and sentimentality against the background of what is perceived as a long history of abuse in social thought and literary criticism argues that our emotions are the essence of a well-lived life. They can be virtues, features of the human condition without which civilized life would be unimaginable.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Solomon, Robert C.
In defense of sentimentality.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003061007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Solomon
ISBN: 1423761456 9781423761457 019514550X 9780195145502 9780199834969 0199834962
OCLC Number: 65192814
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 297 pages)
Contents: In defense of sentimentality --
Sympathy and vengeance : the role of feelings in justice --
Care and compassion : moral sentiment theory revisited --
On grief and gratitude --
Real horror --
Comic relief : in appreciation of the seven deadly sins --
Spirituality as sentimentality --
The virtue of (erotic) love --
Reasons for love --
A lover's reply (to Roland Barthes's A lover's discourse) --
On kitsch and sentimentality.
Responsibility: Robert C. Solomon.


Philosophy has as much to do with feelings as it does with thoughts and thinking. It requires not only emotional sensitivity but an understanding of the emotions. This book presents a defence of the  Read more...


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In Defense of Sentimentality is witty, funny and suprising and a great read for philosophers and non-philosophers alike. Having a sense of humor, says solomon, is divine. The way Solomon uses a sense Read more...

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