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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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Spirituality as Sentimentality

Spirituality as Sentimentality

(p.148) Seven Spirituality as Sentimentality
In Defense of Sentimentality

Robert C. Solomon

Oxford University Press

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

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