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Spirituality for the SkepticThe Thoughtful Love of life$
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Robert C. Solomon

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134674

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195134672.001.0001

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Spirituality as Rationality

Spirituality as Rationality

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(p.58) 4 Spirituality as Rationality
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Spirituality for the Skeptic
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Robert C. Solomon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195134672.003.0005

Spirituality also involves rationality, and spirituality is or can be rational, thoughtful, and in tune with modern science. But rationality has been perverted in modern thinking as “smart selfishness,” knowing the most efficient means to the ends of self‐interest. Spirituality is ultimately the rationality of the emotions.

Keywords:   emotions, rationality, relativism, science, selfishness, spirituality

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