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Spirituality as Sentimentality

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195145502
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834969 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019514550X.003.0007
 Spirituality as Sentimentality

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Spirituality (as opposed to religion and theology) is often dismissed as mere sentimentality. It is also often opposed to science and the scientific worldview, as if the one is anathema to the other. I suggest that spirituality has distinct advantages over religion and is not at all opposed to science or scientific thinking.

Keywords: spirituality; religion; naturalized spirituality; philosophy; Hegel; Nietzsche

Chapter.  7926 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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