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Sincerity

John Sabini and Maury Silver

in Emotion, Character, and Responsibility

Published in print October 1998 | ISBN: 9780195121674
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846931 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121674.003.0004
Sincerity

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This chapter discusses sincerity and the role of feelings in this type of character. It presents the idea that id sincerity is a match between avowal and feeling, and it asks the question: how do feelings bear on the real self? Also, it explores how feelings are related to the social constructivist model. It also discusses feelings that are not episodic, like pain, impulses, and itches.

Keywords: sincerity; feelings; character; pain; impulses; itches

Chapter.  4887 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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