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    inevitable component of his sensibility ?

    The "sensibility" is translated as "sensitivity related to feelings", but I guess it means "some ability to discern things" in this as it's related to objective scientific judgements. Does "sensibility" have only emotion-related nuance?

    ex)Science, of course, is an indispensable source of information for the contemporary writer. It is, furthermore, a necessary part of his highly technological environment. Thus it is also an inevitable component of his sensibility and a decisive, even if often unrecognized, component of his creative imagination. But science is not in itself an elemental well-spring of literature......

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    Re: inevitable component of his sensibility ?

    Sensibility | Define Sensibility at Dictionary.com

    6. Often, sensibilities. capacity for intellectual and aesthetic distinctions, feelings, tastes, etc.: a man of refined sensibilities.
    Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus - Cambridge University Press - Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    sensibility

    noun
    the ability to feel and react to something
    Racism is offensive to the modern sensibility.
    The issue has little to do with religious sensibilities.

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