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In defense of sentimentality

Author: Robert C Solomon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Solomon, Robert C.
In defense of sentimentality.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003061007
(OCoLC)53045172
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.

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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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