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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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Russell Kirk and the Age of Ideology

W. Wesley McDonald - 2004 - 243 pages
...of abstract morality, especially if it is divorced from immediate circumstances that, Burke wrote, "give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect."36 Kirk could not accept a natural law that predefines the good for all time and formulates...
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Peace 1996-2000

Irwin Abrams - 2005 - 165 pages
...seem to think that dealing with fascists is merely a game where one won't get hurt. "Circumstances give in reality to every political principle, its...political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind." That is the nub of the matter. True, I am sure of other conflicts. Previous precedents must not blind...
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Burke, Select Works, Volume 1

Edmund Burke - 2005 - 844 pages
...simple view of the object as it stands stripped of -every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which...distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect. The 8 REVOLUTION IN FRANCE. parade, and with as great a bustle of applause, as if you had been visited...
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An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke

Ian Crowe - 2005 - 247 pages
...simple view of the object, as it stands stripped of every relation, in all the nakedness and solitude of metaphysical abstraction. Circumstances (which...principle its distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect.74 The distinction Burke makes here is not between principle and expedience; both his perspective...
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Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches

Edmund Burke - 1963 - 585 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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Reconstructing the Commercial Republic: Constitutional Design After Madison

Stephen L. Elkin - 2006 - 413 pages
...always necessary to specify the particular case." Ancients and the Moderns, 11. Cf. Burke's comment that "the circumstances are what render every civil and...political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind." Reflections on the Revolution in France, 283. 19. Lipsey and Lancaster, "General Theory of the Second...
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The Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day

2008 - 220 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. (12) Burke's condemnation of the construction of a political model on the basis of a "simple view"...
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The Politics of Hope: And, The Bitter Heritage : American Liberalism in the ...

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. - 2008 - 539 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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Illiberal Justice: John Rawls Vs. the American Political Tradition

David Lewis Schaefer - 2007 - 367 pages
...abstraction." Circumstances, Burke argued, are what give every political principle "its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what...civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind."14 In the sharpest contrast to Burke, Rawls holds that accepting his principles commits us...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - 2008 - 588 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 efiect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme...
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