Cornhill Magazine,  10 (1864), 65–75.


[J Fitzjames Stephen]


Essay, Rejoinder


Feeling, Physiological Psychology, Morality

    Responds to the 'charge of sentimentality' made in the Saturday Review, and suggests that on 'the nature of the tender feeling in general, we can have no better guide than Mr. Bain, who, in his work on the Emotions and the Will, has discussed the whole subject' (68). Gives lengthy quotations showing how Bain has concluded that the 'tender emotion is always pleasant in itself' and plays an important part in 'the scheme of human existence' as 'one great foundation of natural goodness, and of the social duties and virtues' (69).

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