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" Would you know the sentiments, inclinations, and course of life of the Greeks and Romans ? Study well the temper and actions of the French and English. "
A Philosophical and Practical Treatise on the Will: Forming the Third Volume ... - Page 187
by Thomas Cogswell Upham - 1843 - 411 pages
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In the Spirit of Hegel

Robert C. Solomon - Philosophy - 1985 - 646 pages
...nations and ages, and that human nature remains still the same, in its principles and operations . . . Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. — Enquiry on Human Nature It was a powerful political weapon, this notion of universality. We find...
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Freud for Historians

Peter Gay - History - 1985 - 252 pages
...anti-historical bias in all its dismal flatness, Meinecke reached for two exhibits from David Hume: "Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...us of nothing new or strange in this particular." And again: "The Rhine flows north, the Rhone south; yet both spring from the same mountain, and are...
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The Past is a Foreign Country

David Lowenthal, Professor Emeritus David Lowenthal - History - 1985 - 489 pages
...the future. Those who treated history as exemplary understood the past much as they did the present. 'Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...us of nothing new or strange in this particular', stated Hume. 'Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature.'67...
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The Cunning of Reason

Martin Hollis - Philosophy - 1987 - 222 pages
...source of all actions and enterprises, which have ever been observed among mankind. Would you know the sentiments, inclinations and course of life of...informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. (Enquiries, vm. 1.65) The quotation may seem to rest only on (dubious) empirical observation. But the...
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Philosophy, The Federalist, and the Constitution

Morton White - Philosophy - 1989 - 286 pages
...shows by his use of classical examples that he was in accord with Hume's observation that mankind is so much the same in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or strange with regard to the sentiments, inclinations, course of life, and actions of different nations at different...
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Introduction to The Philosophy of History: With Selections from The ...

G. W. F. Hegel, Leo Rauch - Philosophy - 1988 - 123 pages
...too often * See Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Section VIII, Part I: "Would you know the sentiments, inclinations, and course of life of...the temper and actions of the French and English. . . . Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new...
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Time's Reasons: Philosophies of History Old and New

Leonard Krieger - History - 1989 - 202 pages
...nations and ages, and that human nature remains still the same, in [its principles and operations, that mankind are so much the same, in] all times and places,...informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular" — is derived from the philosophical congruity of our judgments concerning natural and social coherence.53...
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Hegel's Critique of Liberalism: Rights in Context

Steven B. Smith - Philosophy - 1991 - 266 pages
...exactitude as mathematics. In his Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, we read: "Would you know the sentiments, inclinations, and course of life of...the temper and actions of the French and English. . . . Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

George Alexander Kennedy, H. B. Nisbet, Claude Rawson, Raman Selden - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 970 pages
...twin challenges of radical individualism and historical relativism. Hume declares, 'Would you know the sentiments, inclinations, and course of life of...the temper and actions of the French and English' (Inquiry, VHI.i, p. 93). It is here that the moral aspect of generality makes itself evident: Hume's...
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Freedom and History and Other Essays: An Introduction to the Thought of ...

Richard P. McKeon, Richard Peter McKeon - Philosophy - 1990 - 271 pages
...course of life of the Greeks and the Romans? Study well the temper and actions of the French and the English: You cannot be much mistaken in transferring...Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, diat history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover...
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