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" I cannot stand forward, and give praise or blame to any thing which relates to human actions, and human concerns, on a simple view of the object, as it stands, stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction.... "
The British Prose Writers - Page 11
1821
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Charges of Illegal Practices of the Department of Justice: Hearings, Sixty ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1921 - 788 pages
...simple view of the object, as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which...reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme...
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Some Authors: A Collection of Literary Essays 1896-1916

Walter Raleigh - 1923 - 332 pages
...Nothing universal, he said, can be rationally affirmed on any moral or political subject. ' Circumstances give, in reality, to every political principle its...render every civil and political scheme beneficial or obnoxious to mankind.' To a member of the National Assembly in France he wrote disclaiming the power...
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University Debaters' Annual, Volume 7

1921
...metaphysical abstract. Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what...political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind." Liberty then, in the abstract is good, but there are practical considerations which render it beneficial...
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Political Realism in American Thought

John W. Coffey - 1977 - 217 pages
...political questions in the abstract, stripped of every relation and ramification. They do not see that "Circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for...political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind." ~M Although politics is a prudential science, the natural-law tradition excludes certain possibilities...
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The Morality of Consent

Alexander M. Bickel - 1975 - 156 pages
...even assuming the justice and wisdom of our inclusions, which I do not.3 "Circumstances," wrote Burke, "(which with some gentlemen pass for nothing) give...reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme...
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Nomination of Ernest W. Lefever: hearings before the Committee on Foreign ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations - 1981 - 577 pages
...His work is characterized by empirical rigor. Bnrke's words again come to mind : "Circumstances . . . give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing...political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind." Once again from the same source: "I must see with my own eyes, I must, in a manner, touch with my own...
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Burke, Paine, Godwin, and the Revolution Controversy

Marilyn Butler - 1984 - 260 pages
...simple view of the object, as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which...political principle its distinguishing colour, and The Revolution Society. discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and...
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Selected Letters of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - 1984 - 497 pages
...the sovereignty of prudence is in the power of circumstances to alter every regularity and principle. "Circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for...reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect."26 Burke emphasizes that the prudence he speaks of is a "moral prudence"...
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The Vital Past: Writings on the Uses of History

Stephen Vaughn - 1985 - 406 pages
...practice of viewing an object "as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which...reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect." Even Toynbee, the magician of historical analogy, has remarked that...
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Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson

Leopold Damrosch - 1989 - 262 pages
...deduced from the collective experience of the ages. The foundation of his thought is a recognition that "circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for...its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect" (Reflections 90). In A Letter to a Member of the National Assembly (1791) he asserts, "I must see with...
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