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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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The Reopening of the American Mind: On Skepticism and Constitutionalism

James W. Vice - Social Science - 1998 - 274 pages
...against "metaphysics," Burke was a friend to reasoning properly conceived as a collective enterprise. 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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The Reopening of the American Mind: On Skepticism and Constitutionalism

James W. Vice - Social Science - 1998 - 274 pages
...Burke was a friend to reasoning properly conceived as a collective enterprise. We are afraid 10 pui men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason, because we suspect that this s10ck in each man is small, and that the individuals would do better to avail themselves of the...
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William Faulkner: Critical Assessments, Volume 1

Henry Claridge - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 2200 pages
...explain or 'adjust' it (from within or without) . The defenders of such a society could say with Burke: 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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Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law

Brad R. Roth - Law - 2000 - 439 pages
...are more to be cherished "the longer they have lasted, and the more generally they have prevailed". 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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The Presidency Then and Now

Phillip G. Henderson - History - 2000 - 300 pages
...or alienated calculation on the part of solipsistic and self-interested individuals — persons left "to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason" as Edmund Burke put it — but a more communal kind of prudence, one that respects individual autonomy...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - History - 2000 - 727 pages
...depravity of human nature. Reaction became philosophized on 1 November 179o, with Burke's Reflections. 'We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on his own private stock of reason,' he declared, 'because we suspect that this stock in each man is small . . . Prejudice is of ready application...
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Liberalism: Justice and reason

G. W. Smith - Liberalism - 2002 - 520 pages
...person's understanding. Conservatives are likely to repudiate that as the arrogance of individualism: We are afraid to put men to live and trade each on...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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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen - Fiction - 2001 - 493 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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Searching for Sustainability: Interdisciplinary Essays in the Philosophy of ...

Bryan G. Norton - Philosophy - 2003 - 554 pages
...In our practical philosophy, of politics and of life, we are reverting to the words of Edmund Burke: "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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A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles

Thomas Sowell - History - 2002 - 292 pages
...excogitation, then "a very small part is gained in the closet," according to Hamilton.3 In Burke's words: "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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