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Romantic Intimacy$
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Nancy Yousef

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804786096

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804786096.001.0001

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Feeling for Philosophy

Feeling for Philosophy

The Limits of Sentimental Certainty

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Romantic Intimacy

Nancy Yousef

Stanford University Press

Chapter One explores the rich contradictions between claims of knowledge and assertions of feeling in eighteenth-century philosophical debates about sympathy. Analysis of the writings of Shaftesbury, Francis Hutcheson, Bernard Mandeville and David Hume demonstrates how unresolved epistemological concerns destabilize sentimentalist confidence in the possibility of shared experience.

Keywords:   Moral sentimentalism, ethics, sympathy, epistemology, feeling, passion, benevolence

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