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" Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom. "
The Works of Edmund Burke - Page 81
by Edmund Burke - 1839
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Britsch und Kornmann: quellenkundliche Untersuchungen zur Theorie der ...

Otfried Schütz - Art - 1993 - 171 pages
...Reflections so ausgedrückt: "Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom."3 Sich mit Veränderungen auseinanderzusetzen, ist für den Staatsmann unausweichlich, doch...
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The Political Economy of Edmund Burke: The Role of Property in His Thought

Francis Canavan - Business & Economics - 1995 - 185 pages
...the Reflections: "Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants [ie, needs]. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom" (Works 5: 122-123). Since nourishment is undeniably a human need, one might assume that men have a...
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Beyond Liberalism: The Political Thought of F. A. Hayek and Michael Polanyi

R. T. Allen - Philosophy - 266 pages
...judge in his own cause]. . . . Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided...of a sufficient restraint upon their passions.... In this sense the restraints upon men, as well as their liberties, are to be reckoned among their rights....
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Handbook of Organizational Theory and Management: The Philosophical Approach

Thomas D. Lynch - Political Science - 1997 - 504 pages
...argued, has been formed to provide for human wants, of which protection of civil liberty is one and that "society requires not only that the passions of individuals...mass and body, as well as in the individuals, the inclination of men should frequently be thwarted, their will controlled, and their passions bought...
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Women Theorists on Society and Politics

Lynn McDonald - Philosophy - 1998 - 326 pages
...reformation (44-45). [Burke argued:] Government is a contrivance of human wisdom, to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom. Among these wants is...a sufficient restraint upon their passions. Society requires not only that the passions of individuals...
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Freud: Political and Social Thought

Paul Roazen - Psychology - 1968 - 331 pages
...slavery of our passions. "Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. . . . Among these wants is to be reckoned the want, out...society, of a sufficient restraint upon their passions. ... In this sense the restraints on men, as well as their liberties, are to be reckoned among their...
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The Enlightenment

David Williams - History - 1999 - 529 pages
...everything, they want everything. Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom. Among those wants is to be reckoned the want, out of civil society, of a sufficient restraint upon their...
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New Ethics for the Public's Health

Dan E. Beauchamp, Bonnie Steinbock - Medical - 1999 - 400 pages
...stake here when he wrote: 'Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.' It only has to be said that the wisdom in question is the wisdom not of a ruling class, as Burke seems...
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A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815: Search for a Reasonable World

Lisa Rosner, Professor Lisa Rosner, John Theibault - History - 2000 - 450 pages
..."is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants" and the foremost right men possess is that "these wants should be provided for by this wisdom....civil society, of a sufficient restraint upon their passions."29 It was just that restraint that was so evidently lacking in France. Burke was especially...
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The Case for Europe: Unity, Diversity, and Democracy in the European Union

Philippe de Schoutheete - Political Science - 2000 - 118 pages
...achieve a certain result. "Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom" (Burke 1790). Efficiency is therefore one of the keys to the system. Any proposal in the European sphere...
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