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" We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason, because we suspect that this stock in each man is small and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations and of... "
The Contemporary Review - Page 82
1879
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Variations sur l'éthique: hommage à Jacques Dabin

Ethics - 1994 - 783 pages
...communautariennes, cf. S. MULHALL & A. SWIFT, Liberals and communitarians, Oxford, Blackwell, 1992. (11) « We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...private stock of reason ; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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Emile Durkheim

Peter Hamilton - Durkheimian school of sociology - 1995 - 8 pages
...L'Histoire de I'idee Idique en France au XIX' siede (Paris, 1925). 59. Durkheim, 1887b, p. 284. Cf.: 'We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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Mozart and the Enlightenment: Truth, Virtue, and Beauty in Mozart's Operas

Nicholas Till - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 371 pages
...failed to take into account the weaknesses of human nature' was to be Herder's epitaph on Joseph.75 'We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason,' wrote Edmund Burke, one of the fathers of modern conservatism, 'because we suspect that this stock...
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The Founders, the Constitution, and Public Administration: A Conflict in ...

Michael W. Spicer - Political Science - 1995 - 128 pages
...the ideas of liberty, which were understood long before we were born" (97). He further suggested that "we are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his private stock of reason, because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that individuals...
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The Conservative Tradition in America

Charles W. Dunn, J. David Woodard - Political Science - 1996 - 199 pages
...in that country. He found human reason puny compared with the traditions established by providence: "We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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Hannah Arendt: Twenty Years Later

Larry May, Jerome Kohn - Philosophy - 1996 - 384 pages
..."tradition" or "practice" a similar sense of being joined with others rather than (to quote Burke) putting men "to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason,"44 but the difference of emphasis is significant, as we shall see. Another respect in which...
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Conservatism: An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume ...

Jerry Z. Muller - Philosophy - 1997 - 450 pages
...the longer they have lasted, and the more generally they have prevailed, the more we cherish them.61 We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would be better to avail themselves of the...
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Wordsworth's Profession: Form, Class, and the Logic of Early Romantic ...

Thomas Pfau - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 454 pages
...the longer they have lasted, and the more generally they have prevailed, the more we cherish them. We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason; because we suspect that this stock in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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Ethische und politische Freiheit

Julian Nida-Rümelin, Wilhelm Vossenkuhl - Philosophy - 1998 - 535 pages
...understanding. Conservatives are likely to repudiate that as the arrogance of individualism: We are afraid toput men to live and trade each on his own private stock...suspect that the stock in each man is small, and that individuals would do better to avail themselves of the general bank and capital of nations and of ages.58...
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The Reading Lesson: The Threat of Mass Literacy in Nineteenth Century ...

Patrick Brantlinger - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 254 pages
...considerable degree, and. to take more shame to ourselves, we cherish them because they are prejudices. . . . We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...own private stock of reason: because we suspect that this stock in each man is smalL . . . t183) Of course Burke identifies prejudice with wisdom instead...
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