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On Kitsch and Sentimentality

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Finally, I return to the theme of sentimentality with a particular focus on art and what is often called “kitsch” I ask, as I did for sentimentality in general, What's wrong with kitsch? And I defend ... More


The Universality of Emotions?: Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872)

Bettina Bergo

in Anxiety: A Philosophical History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197539712
eISBN:
9780197539743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197539712.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Having adopted Herbert Spencer’s evolutionary mechanism called survival of the fittest in Origin of Species (1859), Darwin turned his attentions to human societies and the remarkable turn entailed ... More


Expressing Emotions: From Action to Art

Sabine A. Doring

in Art, Mind, and Narrative: Themes from the Work of Peter Goldie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769736
eISBN:
9780191822575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769736.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that expression of emotion in art is a special case of expressive action. Insofar as it expresses emotions, art, like any expressive action, embodies and signals not just a mental ... More


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