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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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Religion in the Making: The Emergence of the Sciences of Religion

Arie L. Molendijk, Peter Pels - Religion - 1998 - 318 pages
...England, is no better than Toland in transcending an a-historical approach to Religion or human nature: "Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular" (Enquiry, Section VIL i, 65). Strictly speaking, if humankind were, on the whole, capable of "reasoning...
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Hegel's Idea of a Phenomenology of Spirit

Michael N. Forster - Philosophy - 1998 - 661 pages
...respected not only as philosophers but also as historians, had still been able to write, respectively, that "mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...that history informs us of nothing new or strange ... Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature," and that...
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The Sciences in Enlightened Europe

William Clark, Jan Golinski, Simon Schaffer - History - 1999 - 566 pages
...this kind of writing is a variation on the theme of the universality of human nature: "Would you know the sentiments, inclinations, and course of life of...observations which you have made with regard to the latter." 48 If studying the English today may help to understand the Romans of ancient history, it is clear...
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The Human Relationship with Nature: Development and Culture

Peter H. Kahn - Nature - 1999 - 281 pages
...the same, in its principles and operations. The same motives always produce the same actions. . . . Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...that history informs us of nothing new or strange. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature, (p. 83) Writers...
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Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment

Charles L. Griswold, Jr, Griswold, Jr. (Charles L.) - Philosophy - 1999 - 412 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, that his1ory informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover...
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The Intellectual Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy: Republicanism, the Class ...

Douglass Adair - Political Science - 2000 - 185 pages
...ages, 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 places, that history informs us of nothing new nor strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles...
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The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Adam Potkay - Philosophy - 2000 - 241 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...observations which you have made with regard to the latter" (83) .Johnson writes much the same in his translation of Brumoy's Dissertation upon the Greek Comedy:...
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Calhoun's Philosophy of Politics: A Study of A Disquisition on Government

Guy Story Brown - Political Science - 2000 - 435 pages
...Concerning Human Understanding, LA Selby-Bigge, ed. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1902), 83-84: "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 strange...
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Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence

Gerald Allan Cohen - Historical materialism - 2000 - 442 pages
...particular ages and places as were the laws of the modern science of nature. David Hume : 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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Philosophy and political economy in some of their historical relations ...

Economics - 2000 - 424 pages
...ages ; and human nature still remains the same in its principles and operations. . . . 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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