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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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Hume’s Reflection on Religion

Miguel A. Badía Cabrera - History - 2001 - 328 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. 1ts chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles of human nature, by shewing...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - History - 2000 - 727 pages
...prepared to fall back on the general experience of uniformity: 'Would you know,' he famously asked, 'the sentiments, inclinations, and course of life...well the temper and actions of the French and English . . . Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places.' And on that basis, he was confident of...
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Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence

G. A. Cohen - Philosophy - 2001 - 442 pages
...of life of the Greeks and Romans? Study well 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 1 For a luminous account of the matter, see Part One of Taylor's Hegel, especially Chapter III. in...
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Eine skeptische Überwindung des Zweifels?: Humes Kritik an Rationalismus und ...

Ruth Spiertz - Belief and doubt - 2001 - 181 pages
...Menschheit voraussetzen. Die Geschichte hat dann die vornehmliche Aufgabe, diese Prinzipien zu entdecken. „Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new or stränge in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal principles...
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The Myth and Ritual School: J.G. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualists

Robert Ackerman - Education - 2002 - 234 pages
...Human Understanding. "Would you know the sentiments, inclinations, course of life of the Greeks and the Romans? Study well the temper and actions of the French...transferring to the former most of the observations you have made in regard to the latter. Mankind are much the same, in all times and places, that history...
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Die deutschen Juden in der Geschichte der Shoah: keine Exklave!

Mosche Zimmermann - History - 2002 - 124 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...well 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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Studies in Classical History and Society

Meyer Reinhold - History - 2002 - 168 pages
...human nature." David Hume expressed it as follows: "Human nature remains the same. . . . 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 nothing new or...
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'Religion' and the Religions in the English Enlightenment

Peter Harrison - History - 2002 - 288 pages
...belief that human nature was at all times and in all places the same - in the time-worn words of Hume: 'Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular.'173 In religious terms, this axiom amounts to what Toland had observed some forty-four...
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Herder: Philosophical Writings

Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Gottfried von Herder - Philosophy - 2002 - 436 pages
...eminent Enlightenment philosopher-historians as Hume and Voltaire still believed that, as Hume puts it, "mankind are so much the same in all times and places that history informs us of nothing xiv new or strange." What Herder discovered, or at least saw more clearly and fully than anyone before,...
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The Practice of Language

M. Gustafsson, L. Hertzberg - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2002 - 273 pages
...think the intellectual faculties are made and operate alike in most men." And Hume writes: Mankind is so much the same, in all times and places, that history informs us of nothing new and particular."6 This is more than anything a confession of faith, one which Hume shared with many...
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