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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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The Idea of Progress in Eighteenth-century Britain

David Spadafora, James Spada - Social Science - 1990 - 464 pages
...and cautiously than did his Scottish contemporaries. "Would you know," he asked in a famous passage, the sentiments, inclinations, and course of life of...English: You cannot be much mistaken in transferring to Frank E. Manuel, The Eighteenth Century Confronts the Gods (Cambridge, Mass., 1959), 15-19; Frederick...
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Patterns in History: A Christian Perspective on Historical Thought

David Bebbington - History - 1990 - 219 pages
...single order. The result was belief that human nature is constant. As David Hume puts it: Would you know the sentiments, inclinations, and course of life of...well the temper and actions of the French and English . . . Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs of nothing new or...
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Human Nature and Historical Knowledge: Hume, Hegel and Vico

Leon Pompa - Philosophy - 2002 - 244 pages
...today is to support our knowledge of human actions in the past. To use Hume's own example, we can know 'the sentiments, inclinations and course of life of the Greeks and Romans' only because we can transfer to them most of our observational knowledge of 'the temper and actions...
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The Rehabilitation of Myth: Vico's 'New Science'

Joseph Mali - History - 2002 - 292 pages
...and that human nature remains still the same, in its principles and operations . . . Would you know the sentiments, inclinations, and course of life of...and actions of the French and English: You cannot be mistaken in transferring to the former most of the observations which you have made with regard to...
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Soziologie: allgemeine Grundlagen

Hartmut Esser - Sociology - 1993 - 640 pages
...Und diese Vorhersagbarkeit kann nur auf der Grundlage einer "universal human sameness" denkbar sein: "Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...us of nothing new or strange in this particular." (Ebd., S. 44) Sicher kann dabei nur die biogenetische "sameness" der Ausstattung mit bestimmten physiologischen,...
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The Idea of Luxury: A Conceptual and Historical Investigation

Christopher J. Berry, Professor Emeritus of Political Theory Christopher J Berry, J.D., Cela - Business & Economics - 1994 - 271 pages
...human nature remains still the same in its principles and operations . . . ... so that it now follows mankind are so much the same in all times and places,...informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. I ts chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature by showing...
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The Philosophy of Social Science: An Introduction

Martin Hollis, Professor of Philosophy Martin Hollis - Philosophy - 1994 - 268 pages
...are the source of all the actions and enterprises, which have ever been observed among mankind . . . Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. (1748, Section VIII, Part I, 65) Few people, I suspect, would still agree. Variety seems the plainest...
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World, Mind, and Ethics: Essays on the Ethical Philosophy of Bernard Williams

Ross Harrison - Philosophy - 1995 - 229 pages
...because useful, for us to cultivate manners which give scope to, for instance, our natural sympathies. 'Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...us of nothing new or strange in this particular.' But it takes some proving, especially when this observation from the Enquiries (vm) is immediately...
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Essays on Economics and Economists

R. H. Coase - Business & Economics - 1995 - 222 pages
...source of all the actions and enterprises which have ever been observed among mankind. 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 or...
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Telling Stories: Postmodernism and the Invalidation of Traditional Narrative

Michael Roemer - Philosophy - 1995 - 499 pages
...the source of all the actions and enterprizes, which have ever been observed among mankind.' Indeed, 'Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...us of nothing new or strange in this particular.' " Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, in Works, vol. 4, cited in Peter Gay, The Enlightenment:...
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