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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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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - History - 2004 - 573 pages
...upon the general experience of the uniformity of human responses: 'Would you know', he famously asked, 'the sentiments, inclinations, and course of life...the temper and actions of the French and English. . . . Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places.' On that basis, he was confident of the...
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Apologies to Thucydides: Understanding History as Culture and Vice Versa

Marshall Sahlins - History - 2004 - 334 pages
..."in all nations and ages . . . human nature remains the same in its principles and operations. . . . Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...that history informs us of nothing new or strange on this particular" (1975: 83). One might fairly judge from this that Thucydides was the end as well...
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The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British ...

John Morrill - History - 2004 - 213 pages
...humanity, actually was and is. In writing about humanity, most of us, I suspect, follow David Hume: 'Mankind are so much the same in all times and places, that history informs of nothing new or strange in this particular. Its chief use is only to discover the constant and universal...
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Truth: A Guide

Simon Blackburn - Philosophy - 2005 - 272 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...history informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular.13 At first blush this well supports the charge of provinciality, but further acquaintance...
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The Squashed Philosophers

Glyn Lloyd-Hughes - Philosophy - 2005 - 436 pages
...same causes, be they ambition, avarice, self-love, vanity, friendship, generosity or public spirit. Study well the temper and actions of the French and English. You can transfer most of the observations you have made of the former to the latter. Mankind are so much...
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History and Hermeneutics

Murray Rae - Religion - 2005 - 168 pages
...seeking to account for things in these immanentist terms. Hume, for instance, writes, 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 of nothing new or 10. Spinoza,...
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The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought, Volume 1

Lecturer in History and Fellow Mark Goldie - History - 2006 - 919 pages
...(1748). Some stress his failure to admit historical and cultural variability in statements such as: 'Mankind are so much the same in all times and places,...that history informs us of nothing new or strange.' Others call attention to his qualifications: 'We must not, however, expect that ... all men, in the...
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Die Sozialtheologie Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) und ihre Bedeutung für die ...

Harald Beutel - Religion - 2007 - 320 pages
...Aufklärung, in: Ders.: Werke in 10 Bänden IX, Wilhelm Weischedel (Hg.), Darmstadt 1968, 53. 1 19 „Mankind are so much the same, in all times and...us of nothing new or strange in this particular." Hume, David: An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, 83, zit. n. Broadie, Alexander: Introduction...
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The World We Want : How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude ...

Robert B. Louden Professor of Philosophy University of Southern Maine - Philosophy - 2007 - 344 pages
...The same motives always produce the same actions: The same events follow from the same causes. . . . Mankind are so much the same, in all times and places,...informs us of nothing new or strange in this particular" (Hume, "Of Liberty and Necessity," in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding [1748], 55). 31. Jefferson...
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Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: And Other Writings

Stephen Buckle - Philosophy - 2007 - 278 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...and Romans? Study well the temper and actions of the 4 An allusion to the theory of animal spirits, according to which the nerves are channels (canals)...
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