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Power of GentlenessMeditations on the Risk of Living$
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Anne Dufourmantelle

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279586

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.001.0001

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Feeling and Sensibility

Feeling and Sensibility

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(p.41) Feeling and Sensibility
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Power of Gentleness
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Anne Dufourmantelle

, Katherine Payne, Vincent Sallé
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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0014

Our era has chosen to give all authority to our errant thoughts. In a market society, sensibility is undermined; it is of no use to buying and selling if it is not channelled and normalized. Sensibility, the vector of our most contradictory emotions, is an agent of freedom. The mark of gentleness is its possible erasure.

Keywords:   emotion, erasure, feeling, gentleness, love, sensibility, thought

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