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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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Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume ...

Jerry Z. Muller - 1997 - 450 pages
...1780s defending the people of India against what he saw as the depredations of British rule there. (which with some gentlemen pass for nothing) give...civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.5 Abstractedly speaking, government, as well as liberty, is good; yet could I, in common sense,...
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Wordsworth's Profession: Form, Class, and the Logic of Early Romantic ...

Thomas Pfau - 1997 - 454 pages
...Statecraft as a nexus of "circumstances" is an abiding motif in the early sections of Burke's Reflections: "Circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for...distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect." Hence, Burke suggests, the logic of political representation is by definition sublime or unrepresentable,...
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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - 1997 - 702 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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Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies Ann Laura Stoler - 1997 - 470 pages
...perspective of an insider buffeted by particular circumstances. "Circumstances," as Burke suggested, "(which with some gentlemen pass for nothing) give...reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect."27 I am suggesting that they also conf1gure the boundary between the...
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Beyond Liberalism: The Political Thought of F. A. Hayek and Michael Polanyi

R. T. Allen - 266 pages
...of a group to follow its customary practices. 3. The Quest for Community, pp. 225-6. 4. Cf. Burke: "Circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for...political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind... Is it because liberty in the abstract may be classed among the blessings of mankind, that I am seriously...
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Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Liberal Thought

Uday Singh Mehta - 1999 - 237 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 colors and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme...
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Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Liberal Thought

Uday Singh Mehta - 1999 - 237 pages
...gentlemen pass for nothing) give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colors and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what...political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind. 42 There is nothing in Burke's view that corresponds to the giddy exhilaration of Lockean individuals...
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Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader

Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs Staff - 1999 - 484 pages
...moment which renders the measure serviceable or useless, noxious, or salutary." ' More to the point, "circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for...reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect." Principles, therefore, are important, and a statesman is not to lose...
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Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Liberal Thought

Uday Singh Mehta - 1999 - 237 pages
...gentlemen pass for nothing) give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colors and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what...civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.42 42. Burke, Reflections, 6. There is nothing in Burke's view that corresponds to the giddy...
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The Justices, Judging, and Judicial Reputation

Kermit Hall - 2000 - 384 pages
...provisions of the Judiciary Act of 1802. See the discussion in 1 WARREN, supra note 10, at 269-72. ** "Circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for...political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind." 2 BURKE, WORKS 282 (Bohn's British Classics ed. 1855). though great names give a sanction to a contrary...
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