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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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The Transatlantic Persuasion: The Liberal-Democratic Mind in the Age of ...

Robert Lloyd Kelley - 1990 - 433 pages
...civil phenomenon, no idea could be judged 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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A Free and Ordered Space: The Real World of the University

A. Bartlett Giamatti - 1990 - 306 pages
...he said, "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." At Yad Vashem, one sees the logical extension of abstraction without circumstances, of System without...
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Leadership Counts: Lessons for Public Managers from the Massachusetts ...

Robert Behn - 2009 - 263 pages
...about the principles of politics applies equally to the principles of management: "Circumstances . . . give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing...render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious."44 The value of any managerial concept lies not in its abstract beauty but in its ability...
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Edmund Burke

Peter James Stanlis - 1967 - 129 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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A Vindication of Political Virtue: The Political Theory of Mary Wollstonecraft

Virginia Sapiro - 1992 - 366 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 scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind (19). Only if we embed human beings in the sublime signs that help regulate our passions can we remain...
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Culture and Criticism in Henry James

Dietmar Schloss - 1992 - 140 pages
...of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances ... give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing...civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.18 17 Arnold quotes a passage from Burke's Thoughts on French Affairs in which Burke seems...
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A Vindication of Political Virtue: The Political Theory of Mary Wollstonecraft

Virginia Sapiro - 1992 - 366 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 192 discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial...
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Animal Welfare & Human Values

Rod Preece, Lorna Chamberlain - 1993 - 334 pages
...theoretical or practical conclusion.18 Nonetheless, he also insists that it is "Circumstances" which "give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect."19 Unless we know how the principles apply in practice, in particular circumstances, on specific...
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Idealism and Liberal Education

James O. Freedman - 2001 - 200 pages
...legitimating social change, they are teaching about the pressures of context. It was Edmund Burke who wrote, "Circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for...political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind." It is important for Americans to understand, therefore, that in every major wave of historical change,...
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Modern Political Thought: Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche

David Wootton - 1996 - 946 pages
...simple view of the object, as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude se to prudent color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme...
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