sentimental problems

"A great many of those who 'debunk' traditional or (as they would say) 'sentimental' values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process. They claim to be cutting away the parasitic growth of emotion, religious sanction, and inherited taboos, in order that 'real' or 'basic' values may emerge... In the end we see that all value will be sentimental; and you must confess (on pain of abandoning every value) that all sentiment is not merely subjective."

CS Lewis

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