Comic Relief

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195145502
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834969 | DOI:
 Comic Relief

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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 questions about whether some of the so-called deadly sins are sinful at all.

Keywords: sin; virtue; vice; human nature; human foibles; sloth; greed; gluttony; anger; lust; envy; pride; self-control; self-indulgence

Chapter.  8253 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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