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Retrospective

David Pugmire

in Sound Sentiments

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780199276899
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602689 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199276897.003.0010
Retrospective

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Residual issues—emotions need a kind of simplicity, but this is compatible with subtlety. Generally, what is the point of scrutinising the losses of integrity to which emotions are various susceptible? Isn’t this over-sophisticated, and shouldn’t feeling good not be enough? The answer is no: the costs of emotion’s foibles are themselves emotional.

Keywords: malaise; morality; over-fastidious; proportionality; simplicity; well-formed

Chapter.  1751 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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