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Moral Sentimentalism

Michael Slote

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391442
eISBN:
9780199866250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391442.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

There has been a great deal of interest in moral sentimentalism in recent years, but most of that interest has been exclusively either in metaethical questions about the meaning of moral terms or in ... More


Sentimental Rules: On the Natural Foundations of Moral Judgement

Shaun Nichols

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195169348
eISBN:
9780199835041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169344.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This volume develops a new account of the nature of moral judgment. Evidence from developmental psychology and psychopathologies suggests that emotions play a crucial role in normal moral judgment. ... More


Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

John Mullan

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

With the rise of the novel in the mid-18th century came the rise of sentimentalism. While the fondness for sentiment embarrassed later literary critics, it originally legitimized a morally suspect ... More


Morals from Motives

Michael Slote

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138375
eISBN:
9780199833696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138376.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Since the revival of virtue ethics, most work in virtue ethics has been Aristotelian in inspiration. This book draws, however, from the virtue‐ethical tradition of British moral sentimentalism a la ... More


Methodology and the Study of Modernist Fiction

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses methodology and places the book in the context of related scholarship on the subject. In particular, it takes issue with literary scholarship whose approach is based on a ... More


Lessing and the Reformation of Aesthetic Rationalism

Frederick C. Beiser

in Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, who is considered as the last great thinker in the rationalist tradition of aesthetics. Lessing occupies a unique place in the rationalist tradition. ... More


The Argument from Sentimentalism 1: Hume's Critique of Religious Passions

Thomas Holden

in Spectres of False Divinity: Hume's Moral Atheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579945
eISBN:
9780191722776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579945.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This is the first of two chapters documenting and examining Hume's argument from sentimentalism to moral atheism. The argument appeals to Hume's account of the natural limits of our human passions, ... More


The Argument from Sentimentalism 2: Religious Passions and the Deity's Moral Status

Thomas Holden

in Spectres of False Divinity: Hume's Moral Atheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579945
eISBN:
9780191722776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579945.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This is the second of two chapters examining Hume's argument from sentimentalism to moral atheism. According to the argument, human passions, including our feelings of moral approval and disapproval, ... More


The Domain of Reasons

John Skorupski

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587636
eISBN:
9780191595394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587636.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is about normativity and reasons. It works out the consequences of a currently much discussed account of normativity, according to which all normative propositions are reducible to ... More


The Making of a Poet

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that Burns's poetic self-fashioning was a successful attempt to achieve sentimental and cultural credit in the face of the practical financial difficulties that he faces as an ... More


Introduction

John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587636
eISBN:
9780191595394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587636.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is about normativity and reasons. The Introduction outlines the main themes of the book and introduces the topics to be covered.


Moral Motivation

Timothy Schroeder, Adina L. Roskies, and Shaun Nichols

in The Moral Psychology Handbook

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582143
eISBN:
9780191594496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582143.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

To understand the nature of moral motivation, it is important first to understand the nature of motivation. This chapter begins with a discussion of motivation itself and then sketches four possible ... More


Reasons and Feelings: (i) The Bridge Principle and the Concept of a Person's Good

John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587636
eISBN:
9780191595394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587636.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins an account of the normative sources of evaluative‐practical reasoning, and its distinctive concepts. One such source is a principle that can be called the ‘Bridge’ principle, ... More


Impartiality: (i) The Principle of Good

John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587636
eISBN:
9780191595394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587636.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapters 13 and 14 argue that sentimentalism can give no account of how impartiality enters into the sources of practical reasons. Impartial principles underlie our notions of good and of rights; ... More


Moral Judgement and Feeling

John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587636
eISBN:
9780191595394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587636.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Why do we engage in moral judgement, as well as practical judgements about what to do? Understanding the role of moral judgement requires a deeper understanding of the moral feelings than has been ... More


Rose Terry Cooke and the Roots of Realist Taste

Andrew Lawson

in Downwardly Mobile: The Changing Fortunes of American Realism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199828050
eISBN:
9780199933334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828050.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter shows how Cooke’s Balzacian realism provides a solid referential ground for her characters, locating them within a household economy in the process of being broken up by the forced ... More


Must We Weep for Sentimentalism?

Simon Blackburn

in Practical Tortoise Raising: and other philosophical essays

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199548057
eISBN:
9780191594953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548057.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter rebuts recent attacks on sentimentalism by Samuel Kerstein and Christopher Peacocke. Each has supposed that it follows from expressive theories of ethics that if our sentiments were ... More


Boycotting Exclusion: The Transpacific Politics of Chinese Sentimentalism

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 engages a range of Chinese literary productions, including Lin Shu’s translation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the boycott novel The Bitter Society, and Chinese American ... More


Coda: Friendship's Limits: Fathers and Daughters

Peter Messent

in Mark Twain and Male Friendship: The Twichell, Howells, and Rogers Friendships

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391169
eISBN:
9780199866656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391169.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Clemens and Howells, and to lesser extent, Rogers. Their reactions to the deaths of their young daughters illustrate both the changing mourning practices of the late Victorian ... More


Justice

Michael Slote

in Moral Sentimentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391442
eISBN:
9780199866250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391442.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter goes on to discuss justice. It shows how an ethics of care based on our understanding of how empathy operates can deal plausibly with issues of basic rights and liberties and issues of ... More


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