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In Defense of 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.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Too often, since the 19th century, sensitivity is dismissed as mere “sentimentality” in philosophy and in literature. It is charged that sentimentality is distorting, self-indulgent, self-deceptive. ... More


Comic Relief: In Appreciation of the Seven Deadly Sins

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.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There seems to be no end to moralizing about the vices, but there is too little appreciation of them as mere human foibles and an essential part of the “human circus.” There are also serious ... More


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


Oxford, 1922–1938

Leslie Mitchell

in Maurice Bowra: A Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199295845
eISBN:
9780191700729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295845.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When Cecil Maurice Bowra talked of training the mind, this was no platitude. He meant every word. He believed that his generation had unparalleled opportunity. The constraints of Victorianism had ... More


Review of As I Lay Dying

Edwin Muir

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay which reviews William Faulkner's novel As I Lay Dying, the story of the corpse of a woman in late middle age. As I Lay Dying is concerned not with death, but merely with the ... More


How Great a Good Is Virtue?

Thomas Hurka

in Virtue, Vice, and Value

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137163
eISBN:
9780199833283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137167.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If virtue is an intrinsic good, how does its value compare with those of other goods such as pleasure, knowledge, and achievement? Whereas many philosophers hold that virtue is the greatest good, ... More


Constraints and You

F. M. Kamm

in Morality, Mortality Volume II: Rights, Duties, and Status

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144024
eISBN:
9780199870998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144023.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Examines the question of whether it is morally permissible to treat people in ways ruled out by the Principle of Permissible Harm (PPH; this was introduced in Ch. 7 and provides an account of certain ... More


Being sensible

Clare Herrick

in Governing health and consumption: Sensible citizens, behaviour and the city

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426383
eISBN:
9781447302445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426383.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the conceptual significance of the term ‘sensible’ and explores it in relation to the irrevocable tension between freedom and coercion that characterises the government of ... More


Epilogue: We Are Waiting for You

Pedro Noguera

in Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World: The Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741405
eISBN:
9780814786550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741405.003.0015
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter offers a message of hope in the face of anxiety and fear by stating that an education devoid of play, wonder, optimism, and curiosity will cultivate dry skepticism at best, and nihilism ... More


Ethical Self-Commitment and Ethical Self-Indulgence

Kwong-loi Shun

in The Philosophical Challenge from China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028431
eISBN:
9780262323628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028431.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ethical self-commitment is a commitment to one’s living up to a certain reflective conception of the ethical that includes both one’s conduct and all aspects of the mind’s activities, where such ... More


The Rhetoric of Narrative Work

Sean Akerman

in Words and Wounds: Narratives of Exile

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190851712
eISBN:
9780190851743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851712.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 4 reviews contemporary research on psychological writing in order to sketch the possibilities and limits of such prose, rooted in a style of writing that goes beyond “typical” social ... More


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