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By Oliver Letwin

This Routledge Revival reissues Oliver Letwin’s philosophical treatise: Ethics, Emotion and the team spirit of the Self, first released in 1987, which matters the applicability of the inventive classifications of romanticism and classicism to philosophical doctrine.

Dr Letwin examines 3 specific theses linked to philosophical romanticism: that there's inside of us a excessive self and a low self; that there's a ethical self in inevitable clash with an amoral self; and that there's a rational self disjoined from and in stress with a passionate self.

He argues that those notions of philosophical romanticism are, in reality, considerably fake, and in its place takes the view that guy could be a unified being of the type defined by means of philosophical classicists. yet guy has to paintings to accomplish this prestige. The intrinsic team spirit of the human character isn't really a warrantly of a coherent existence, yet a problem to be met.

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