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" ... the one side, and servile obedience on the other. Whatever we covet, they must instantly resign. Our permission is the only tenure by which they hold their possessions : Our compassion and kindness the only check by which they curb our lawless will... "
Letters to and from the Government of Madras: Relative to the Disturbances ... - Page 170
by Francis Carnac Brown - 1838 - 206 pages
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects: In Two Volumes

David Hume - Economics - 1804
...kindness the only check, by which they curb our lawless will : And as no inconvenience ever results from the exercise of a power, so firmly established...place in so unequal a confederacy. This is plainly the situation of men with regard to animals ; and how far tliese may be said to possess reason, I leave...
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Essays and treatises on several subjects, Volume 2

David Hume - 1809
...kindness the only check, by which they curb our lawless will: And as no inconvenience ever resultsfrom the exercise of a power, so firmly established in...place in so unequal a confederacy. This is plainly the situation of men with regard to animals ; and how far these may be said to possess reason, I leave...
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The Works of Thomas Reid; with an Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 3

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1822
...of Mr. Hobbes. And to illustrate this doctrine, Mr. Hume adds, that as no inconvenience ever results from the exercise of a power, so firmly established...restraints of justice and property being totally useless, could never have place in so unequal a confederacy ; and, to the same purpose, he says, that the female...
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The Philosophical Works of David Hume ...

David Hume - 1826
...kindness the only check by which they curb our lawless will : And as no inconvenience ever results from the exercise of a power so firmly established...place in so unequal a confederacy. This is plainly the situation of men with regard to animals ; and how far these may be said to possess reason, I leave...
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Essays on the powers of the human mind [orig. publ. as Essays on the ...

Thomas Reid - 1827
...of Mr. Hobbcs. And to illustrate this doctrine, Mr. Hume adds, That as no inconvenience ever results from the exercise of a power, so firmly established...restraints of justice and property being totally useless, could never have place in so unequal a confederacy ; and, to the same purpose, he says, that the female...
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Woman's rights and duties considered with relation to their influence on ...

Woman - 1840
...kindness the only check by which they curb our lawless will : and as no inconvenience ever results from the exercise of a power so firmly established...place in so unequal a confederacy. " This is plainly the situation of men with regard to animals, and how far these may be said to possess reason, I leave...
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Philosophical Works, Volume 4

David Hume - Philosophy - 1854
...kindness the only check by which they curb our lawless will : and as no inconvenience ever results from the exercise of a power so firmly established...place in so unequal a confederacy. This is plainly the situation of men with regard to animals; and how far these may be said to possess reason, I leave...
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The Works of Thomas Reid, D.D.: Now Fully Collected, with Selections from ...

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1863
...Mr Hobbes. And to illustrate this doctrine, Mr Hume adds — That, as no inconvenience ever results from the exercise of a power so firmly established...restraints of justice and property being totally useless, could never have place in so unequal a confederacy ; and, to the same purpose, he says, that the female...
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International Ethics

Lawrence A. Alexander, Larry Alexander - Philosophy - 1985 - 314 pages
...under any restraint of justice with regard to them, nor could they possess any right or property, . . . the restraints of justice and property, being totally useless, would never have place in so unequal a confederacy.8" However it may be with "the laws of humanity," an adequate philosophy of justice for...
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Theories of Justice: A Treatise on Social Justice, Vol. 1

Brian Barry - Philosophy - 1989 - 443 pages
...kindness the only check, by which they curb our lawless will: And as no inconvenience ever results from the exercise of a power, so firmly established...would never have place in so unequal a confederacy. 30 Here is an immediate consequence of Hume's position. Suppose that beings from another world arrived...
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