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Rehabilitation of Sensibility : Philosophical Construction of the Sensible Man


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Zagorac, Ivana. (2010). Rehabilitation of Sensibility : Philosophical Construction of the Sensible Man. Filozofska istraživanja, 30(1-2). pp. 123-140. ISSN 1848-2309

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The aim of this text is to point out some of the relevant moments in philosophical approaches to the topic of sensibility. In that attempt, a period of Enlightenment is emphasized, with its specific reading of Cartesian thought through empiricism of English provenance. Jean-Jacques Rousseau poses as a key figure of the ‘Age of Sensibility’, and his construction of the sensible man is especially closely examined. Last part of the text contextualizes heritage of historical and philosophical readings of human nature, primarily the one of Rousseau, into modern debates. Consequently, possible footholds for the thesis of modern rehabilitation of sensibility are established.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sensibility, compassion, nature, virtue, education, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 09:56
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 09:56

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