The sensualists, by contrast, claim that the human soul has a moral sentiment, which does not rely on reason in any way.
Moreover, these boundaries point to the broader discourses in the framework of which Lessing investigates tragedy's effect: only if one understands the reason that is offered to explain the exclusiveness of pity as a tragic passion can one be led to the epistemological background of Mitleidsdramaturgie; and only if one sees the precise problem Lessing and Mendelssohn argue about can the ethical debate between sensualists and rationalists be revealed.
For instance, while in one paragraph he extols Sinead O'Connor's immense capacity for empathy, he examines its underbelly in the next, noting that the singer's compassion creates a "corresponding, almost infantile inability to suppress her feelings." In passages like this, Friskics-Warren reveals not only a particular musician's temperament--empathetic, sensualist
, dystopian, prophet--but the very nature of the temperament itself.
Sweden is not as advanced as England on the scale of human perfectibility because the Swedes are sensualists and do not sufficiently exercise their minds: "[T]he sensuality so prevalent [in Sweden] appears to me to arise...from indolence of mind, and dull senses," and their "gross vices...are the concomitants of ignorance." (16) Human sexuality, Wollstonecraft proposes, mu st be educated and put to work for the cause of civilization's improvement.
(13.) Robinson, 1; she refers to Rousseau and writers of conduct books for women as "philosophical sensualists."
It creates language sensualists and tricksters who utilize sexuality and ambiguous and questionable language characteristics in their speech.
Children are amongst the world's greatest language sensualists and tricksters.
7 to 10: You've got what it takes to be a sensualist
except you're just a bit too self-conscious to really let yourself go.
are never happier than when taking risks and pushing back the boundaries in their quest for pleasure.
Klassen and his noncollaborators are the "specialists without spirit" that Max Weber warned against at the turn of the century; Chapple and Talbot are, by contrast, the "sensualists
Our inner sensualists
, however, know this not to be so--which partly explains the seemingly incongruous marriages between car companies and fashion houses.
The power of hares, those avid, perfumed sensualists
, is always contingent, always dependent on male admiration, on competition and vanquishment of perceived female rivals.