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In Defense of Sentimentality$
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Robert C. Solomon

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195145502

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2004

DOI: 10.1093/019514550X.001.0001

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

In Appreciation of the Seven Deadly Sins

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(p.131) Six Comic Relief
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In Defense of Sentimentality
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Robert C. Solomon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019514550X.003.0006

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

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