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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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A Philosophy of Culture: The Scope of Holistic Pragmatism

Morton White - Philosophy - 2009 - 216 pages
...to the one of his that I mentioned earlier. It was Hume who wrote that a historian who wants to know the sentiments, inclinations, and course of life of the Greeks and Romans would do well to study well the temper and actions of the French and English because "you cannot be...
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The Cultural Gradient: The Transmission of Ideas in Europe, 1789-1991

MS Catherine Evtuhov, Catherine Evtuhov, Stephen Kotkin - History - 2003 - 324 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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Paradoxes of Strategic Intelligence: Essays in Honor of Michael I. Handel

Michael I. Handel, Richard K. Betts, Thomas G. Mahnken - Political Science - 2003 - 210 pages
...been, from the beginning of the world, and still are, the source of all the actions among mankind . . . Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...us of nothing new or strange in this particular.' 29 There are other considerations that make the problem of free will less daunting in practice than...
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A Defense of Hume on Miracles

Robert J. Fogelin - Philosophy - 2010 - 128 pages
...are, the source of all the actions and enterprizes, 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. (EHU, 8.7)28 In an ingenious passage Hume illustrates the parity of causality in the physical and social...
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Scotland Resurgent: Comments on the Cultural and Political Revival of Scotland

Paul Henderson Scott - National characteristics, Scottish - 2003 - 351 pages
...think we can do better than turn to David Hume. In his Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding he said: "Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...us of nothing new or strange in this particular". He meant, of course, that there was a basic similarity in the appetites, needs, emotions and instincts...
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The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson

Jack Lynch, John T. Lynch - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 224 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,...us of nothing new or strange in this particular.'"" Reconciling universalism with historicism seems difficult: if humanity is always and everywhere the...
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Science Encounters the Indian, 1820-1880: The Early Years of American Ethnology

Robert E. Bieder - Social Science - 2003 - 304 pages
...thinking was the fundamental belief that mankind was all one species and, more pointedly, that mankind was "so much the same in all times and places that history...us of nothing new or strange in this particular." David Hume quoted in Louis Schneider, ed. The Scottish Moralists on Human Nature and Society, pp. 44-45....
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The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader

Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides - History - 2003 - 467 pages
...history lessons depended upon a general confidence in the uniiormity oi human nature. As Hume explained: 'Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places, that history iniorms us oi nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chiei use is only to discover the constant...
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Hume and Machiavelli: Political Realism and Liberal Thought

Frederick G. Whelan - Philosophy - 2004 - 416 pages
...III.43, 302). This doctrine, or methodological principle, finds a close echo in 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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Georg Forster: Lebensabenteuer eines gelehrten Weltbürgers (1754-1794)

Ludwig Uhlig - History - 2004 - 408 pages
...»Conjectural History« war die Annahme einer einheitlichen und konstanten Menschennatur. Mit der Behauptung, »Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...us of nothing new or strange in this particular«, hatte schon David Hume einen heuristischen Maßstab gesetzt, nach dem er die Glaubwürdigkeit sowohl...
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