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Philebus

By: Plato

... as we learn from the Memorabilia of Xenophon, first drew attention to the consequences of actions. Man- kind were said by him to act rightly when the... ...acknowledge that a large class of actions are made right or wrong by their consequences only; we say further that mankind are not too mindful, but tha... ... that mankind are not too mindful, but that they are far too regardless of consequences, and that they need to have the doctrine of utility habitually... ..., and the necessary foundation of that part of morals which relates to the consequences of actions, we still have to consider whether this or some oth... ...out entering on this wide field, even a superficial consider- ation of the logical and metaphysical works which pass under the name of Aristotle, whet... ...r of the other two, and in addition to them. SOCRATES: But do you see the consequence? 72 Philebus PROTARCHUS: To be sure I do. The consequence is,...

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Sophist

By: Plato

...e. But he is not to be regarded as the original inventor of any of the great logical forms, with the exception of the syllogism. There is little worth... ...e Sophists having an evil name; that, whether deserved or not, was a natural consequence of their vocation. That they were foreigners, that they made ... ...‘abscissio infinti,’ by which the Soph ist is taken, is a real and valuable logical pro cess. Modern science feels that this, like other processes o... ...n be caught in this way. But these divisions and subdivisions were favourite logical exercises of the age in which he lived; and while indulging his d... ...ed; and while indulging his dialectical fancy , and making a contribution to logical method, he delights also to transfix the Eristic Sophist with wea... ...oxes of Zeno extended far be yond the Eleatic circle. And now an unforeseen consequence began to arise. If the Many were not, if all things were name... ...d try our hand upon some more obvious animal, who may be made the subject of logical experiment; shall we say an angler? ‘V ery good.’ In the first pl... .... Suppose that you take all these hypoth eses in turn, and see what are the consequences which follow from each of them. STRANGER: Very good, and fir... ... sert discourse to be a kind of being; for if we could not, the worst of all consequences would follow; we should have no philosophy . Moreover , the ...

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 2 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

...t the case, or to be re- tained by you if no one does. There is nothing of consequence new here. Congress is to organize to-morrow. Last night we held... ...postmasters instead of being limited to those of specific offices. (3) The consequence of this extension of authority was that, in innumerable instanc... ...d. It was true the question ap- peared in a different aspect to persons in consequence of a difference in the point from which they looked at it. It d... ...ructing roads, and the reserved sections were to be en- hanced in value in consequence. When that bill came here for the action of this House—it had b... ...ion so much as relates to the present embarrassed state of the treasury in consequence of the Mexican War. Those general positions are: that internal ... ...ot object to your tak- ing your slave. Now, I admit that this is perfectly logical if there is no difference between hogs and negroes. But while you t...

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The Republic

By: Plato

...epublic, and were probably first invented by Plato. The 3 greatest of all logical truths, and the one of which writers on philosophy are most apt to ... ... confu sion of them in his own writings. But he does not bind up truth in logical formulae,—logic is still veiled in metaphys ics; and the science w... ...ts that justice and injustice shall be considered without regard to their consequences, Adeimantus remarks that they are re garded by mankind in ge... ...that they are re garded by mankind in general only for the sake of their consequences; and in a similar vein of reflection he urges at the beginnin... ...s not the first but the second thing, not the direct aim but the indirect consequence of the good government of a State. In the discussion about rel... ...o good to the just and harm to the unjust? I like that better. But see the consequence:—Many a man who is ignorant of human nature has friends who ar... ... not some which we welcome for their own sakes, and independently of their consequences, as, for example, harmless pleasures and enjoyments, which del...

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The Ethics of Aristotle

By: J. A. Smith

... de- ficient in “exactness,” in precision of statement, and close- ness of logical concatenation. We must not look for a math- ematics of conduct. The... ...l and impossible as on those which are in our own power: again, Opinion is logically divided into true and false, not into good and bad as Moral Choic... ... see then that all men mean by the term Justice a moral state such that in consequence of it men have the capacity of doing what is just, and actually... ...it: simi- larly also with respect to Injustice, a moral state such that in consequence of it men do unjustly and wish what is unjust: let us also be c... ...red what was deposited with him, but against his will and from fear of the consequences of a refusal: we must not say that he either does what is just... ...dle term being fallacious: and so neither will this be yet Good Counsel in consequence of which you get what you ought but not through proper means. A... ...s belonging to the body,” etc. P . 32, l. 32. Being about to give a strict logical definition of Virtue, Aristotle ascertains first what is its genus ... ... opening statement of the Post Analytics. P . 133, l. 27. Aristotle in his logical analysis of Induction, Prior. Analytics II. 25, defines it to be “t... ...” (See the appendix to this Book.) P 134 1 12. This is the test of correct logical division, that the membra dividentia shall be opposed, i.e. not inc...

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Life of Johnson

By: James Boswell

...ms very favourable to its success. There is, perhaps in every thing of any consequence, a secret history which it would be amusing to know, could we h... ...re, which it exhibited, like some of the reflections of Rochefaucault. The consequence was, that he went home with Reynolds, and supped with him. Sir ... ... in the Dic- tionary, to which his Lordship’s patronage might have been of consequence.’ He then told Dr. Adams, that Lord Chesterfield had shewn him ... ...o feel very sensibly the distinction which you have bestowed upon me. ‘Few consequences of my endeavours to please or to benefit mankind have delighte... ...cteristical anecdote of Johnson while at Plymouth. Having observed that in consequence of the Dock-yard a new town had arisen about two miles off as a... ...not be too often or too highly praised; of which Mr. Harris, in his Philo- logical Inquiries, justly and liberally observes: ‘Such is its merit, that ...

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The Brothers Karamazov

By: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

...of your observing it in yourself. Avoid fear, too, though fear is only the consequence of every sort of false- hood. Never be frightened at your own f... ...self,” interposed the elder. “No matter. You are a little late. It’s of no consequence….” “I’m extremely obliged to you, and expected no less from you... ... looked at him with curios- ity. “Is that really your conviction as to the consequences of the disappearance of the faith in immortality?” the elder a... ...ry of sixty thousand. That’ s very alluring to start with, for a man of no consequence and a beggar. And, take note, he won’ t be wronging Mitya, but ... ...then not he, Ivan. This letter at once assumed in his eyes the aspect of a logical proof. There could be no longer the slight- est doubt of Mitya’s gu... ...nd. Does all that exist of itself, or is it only an emanation of myself, a logical development of my ego which alone has existed for ever: but I make ... ...to me. I told him I don’t want to keep quiet, and he talked about the geo- logical cataclysm… idiocy! Come, release the monster… he’s been singing a h... ... that son, Dmitri, about the money, the envelope, and the signals? Is that logical? Is that clear? “When the day of the murder planned by Smerdyak... ...ate, so to speak, a romance, especially if God has endowed us with psycho- logical insight. Before I started on my way here, I was warned in Petersbur...

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St Statesman

By: Plato

... regions of transcendental speculation back into the path of common sense. A logical or psy- chological phase takes the place of the doctrine of Ideas... ... ideal, in the de- lineation of which he is frequently interrupted by purely logical illustrations. The younger Socrates resembles his namesake in not... ...y the presence of Theodorus, the geometrician. There is political as well as logical insight in refusing to admit the division of mankind into Hellene... ...nd like rules might be extended to any art or science. But what would be the consequence? ‘The arts would utterly perish, and human life, which is bad... ... can tell?’ As in the Theaetetus, evil is supposed to continue,—here, as the consequence of a former state of the world, a sort of mephitic vapour exh... ...en it a single name. Whereas you would make a much better and more equal and logical classification of numbers, if you divided them into odd and even;... ...NG SOCRATES: Indeed I should. STRANGER: And there is a still more ridiculous consequence, that the king is found running about with the herd and in cl... ...hown in the previous argument. STRANGER: Thank you for reminding me; and the consequence is that any true form of government can only be supposed to b...

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Notes from the Underground

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

...idity the latter looks upon his revenge as justice pure and simple; while in consequence of his acute consciousness the mouse does not believe in the ... ...f it disgusts you to be reconciled to it; by the way of the most inevitable, logical combinations to reach the most revolting conclusions on the everl... ...t because they are stupid and limited. How explain that? I will tell you: in consequence of their limitation they take immediate and secondary causes ... ... be done if I have not even spite (I began with that just now, you know). In consequence again of those accursed laws of consciousness, anger in me is... ...ests they may at once become good and noble—are, in my opinion, so far, mere logical exercises! Y es, logical exercises. Why, to maintain this theory ... ...omes softer, and consequently less bloodthirsty and less fitted for warfare. Logically it does seem to follow from his arguments. But man has such a p... ...emptuously. “You thirst for life and try to settle the problems of life by a logical tangle. And how persistent, how insolent are your sallies, and at... ...ll. It is not worth while to pay attention to them for they really are of no consequence. Another circumstance, too, worried me in those days: that th... ... to me, tell me that, please?” I began, gasping for breath and regardless of logical connection in my words. I longed to have it all out at once, at o...

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Phaedo

By: Plato

...ser heads than his own; he prefers to test ideas by the consistency of their consequences, and, if asked to give an account of them, goes back to some... ...ting the whole human race into heaven or hell for the greater convenience of logical division? Are we not at the same time describing them both in sup... ...mould human thought, Plato naturally cast his belief in immortal ity into a logical form. And when we consider how much the doctrine of ideas was als... ...ly verbal, and is but the expression of an instinctive confidence put into a logical form:—’The soul is immortal because it con tains a principle of ... ... in the Republic, a system of ideas, tested, not by experience, but by their consequences, and not explained by actual causes, but by a higher, that i... ...pro ceed from the less general to the more general, and are tested by their consequences; the puzzle about greater and less; the resort to the method... ...es, he said. And can all this be true, think you? he said; for these are the consequences which seem to follow from the assump tion that the soul is ... ...e in the best of the higher; but you would not confuse the principle and the consequences in your reasoning, like the Eristics—at least if you wanted ...

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North America Volume Two

By: Anthony Trollope

...hairs when I was in Washington, nineteen or twenty seats being va- cant in consequence of secession. In this house the Vice- President of the United S... ...ast thirty or forty days. I am told that the discourse is considered to be logical, and that it “reads” well. As regards the gist of it, or that resul... ...imself an aboli- tionist, was elected by the abolitionists; and when, as a consequence of that election, secession was threatened, no step which he co... ...s, or twenty pounds for the year; but this price was then extremely low in consequence of the war disturbances. The usual price had been about fifty o... ..., but such was my feeling on the matter. I myself happily escaped the evil consequences which his imprudence might have en- tailed on me. I again pass... ...would willingly have overturned into a drift of snow, so as to avoid worse consequences, had I only known how to do so. But Providence, even though wi...

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The Federalist Papers

By: Alexander Hamilton

...t all changes which may hazard a diminu- tion of the power, emolument, and consequence of the of- fices they hold under the State establishments; and ... ...f my next address. Publius. *The same idea, tracing the arguments to their consequences, is held out in several of the late publications against the n... ... reflect that they are now called upon to decide a question, which, in its consequences, must prove one of the most important that ever engaged their ... ...the dictates of personal interest, but others, from a mistaken estimate of consequences, or the undue influence of former attachments, or whose am- bi... ...t to expect that they should regard our advancement in union, in power and consequence by land and by sea, with an eye of indifference and composure. ... ...of the States will be a majority of confederated America. But this kind of logical legerdemain will never counteract the plain suggestions of justice ...

...you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the union, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world. It has been frequently remarked...

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Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

By: John Stuart Mill

...utility of the theory implied in these and similar phrases, was an obvious consequence from the speculations of writ- ers even anterior to Mr. Ricardo... ...nterior to that of cost of production, and from which this last flows as a consequence,—namely, the prin- ciple of demand and supply. In order to appl... ...e same as before. Or it may not diminish it at all, or so little, that, in consequence of the higher price, a greater money value will be purchased th... ...consumers of linen, who pay a higher price for that imported commodity, in consequence of the tax on our exports, which at the same time they, in cons... ...ual to what its price without the duty was at first, it is not a necessary consequence that the fall will stop; for the same amount of exportation as ... ...hat the definition of a science would occupy the same place in the chrono- logical which it commonly does in the didactic order. As a treatise on any ... ... definition of the science itself as should not be liable to well-grounded logical objections. From this remark, we cannot except the authors of eleme... ...itical Economy has remained des- titute of a definition framed on strictly logical principles, or even of, what is more easily to be had, a definition... ... one cause, a knowledge of the law of that cause would, unless there was a logical error in our reasoning, en- able us confidently to predict all the ...

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Autobiography

By: John Stuart Mill

...Fettercairn, one of the Bar ons of the Exchequer in Scotland, and was, in consequence, sent to the University of Edinburgh, at the expense of a fund ... ... expression on the other), and had re duced it to rules, grounded on the logical analysis of a sen tence. These rules he strongly impressed upon me... ...e as anyone that Christians do not, in general, undergo the de moralizing consequences which seem inherent in such a creed, in the manner or to the e... ...eory involving a contradiction in terms, prevents them from perceiving the logical conse quences of the theory. Such is the facility with which man ... ...other, and so few are those who draw from what they receive as truths, any consequences but those recom mended to them by their feelings, that multit... ... fact. This point in my early education had, however, incidentally one bad consequence deserving notice. In giving me an opinion contrary to that of t... ...er, my father put into my hands Condillac’s Traité des Sensations, and the logical and meta physical volumes of his Cours d’Etudes; the first (notwi... ...ervice to me, by compelling precision in conceiving and expressing psycho logical doctrines, whether accepted as truths or only regarded as the opini... ...a desire to promote the exercise of other mental faculties than the purely logical, he advised me to make my next exercise in composition one of the o...

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On Liberty

By: John Stuart Mill

... what things are fit to be done by a government. And it seems to me that, in consequence of this absence of rule or principle, one side is at present ... ... of our life to suit our own character; of doing as we like, subject to such consequences as may follow; without impediment from our fellow creatures,... ... any one’s persuasion may be, not only of the falsity, but of the pernicious consequences—not only of the pernicious conse quences, but (to adopt exp... ...he enemies of religious freedom, when hard pressed, occasionally accept this consequence, and say, with Dr. Johnson, that the persecutors of Christian... ...e internally renounced, cannot send forth the open, fearless characters, and logical, consistent in tellects who once adorned the thinking world. The... ...the part of heretics is no evil, should consider in the first place, that in consequence of it there is never any fair and thorough discussion of here... ...tion to slavery. What is called Christian, but should rather be termed theo logical, morality , was not the work of Christ or the Apostles, but is of...

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An Englishman Looks at the World Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters

By: H. G. Wells

...they foretold. Now, quite as confidently, they point on to a new series of consequences, high probabilities that follow on all this tremendous develop... ...orld to-day. Law is the basis of civilisation, but the lawyer is the law’s consequence, and, with us at least, the legal profession is the 40 An Engl... ...r- vators so clear-headed and consistent. But their teaching is merely the logical expression of an enormous amount of con- 81 H. G . Wells servative... ...curiously close to this extreme optimistic school in its moral quality and logical consequences, though contrasting widely in the sinis- ter gloom of ... ...y close to this extreme optimistic school in its moral quality and logical consequences, though contrasting widely in the sinis- ter gloom of its spir... ...ive effort implying a collective design, de- flected from merely injurious consequences and organised for a new human welfare upon new lines. They agr... ...e, a man of exceptionally methodical quality. I hold he developed the word logically from an arbitrary assumption that the whole universe of being was... ... of the sciences shows pretty clearly that he thought of them all as exact logical systematisations of fact arising out of each other in a synthetic o... ...importantly in current sociological work. On the lines he initiated socio- logical investigation, what there is of it, still tends to go. From these t...

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A Theologico-Political Treatise Part 1 Chapters I to V Baruch Spinoza a Theologico-Political Treatise Part 1 Chapters I to V

By: R. H. M. Elwes

... the evils which generally follow therefrom, in ad- dition to such further consequences as might accrue to the Jews in particular from the ruin of the... ... intellectual axioms – that is, by the mere power of the understanding and logical order, and this is especially the case in spiritual matters which h... ...rather than deduce their conclusion from a few axioms, and set them out in logical order. (69) Whence it follows, that if anyone wishes to teach a doc... ...eople, who form the majority of mankind, and he will not set them forth in logical sequence nor adduce the definitions which serve to establish them. ...

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Proposed Roads to Freedom

By: Bertrand Russell

...development of an Idea. He conceived the changes in the world as forming a logical development, in which one phase passes by revolution into another, ... ...n. If anywhere they unite to form more compact bodies, this is not yet the consequence of their own active union, but of the union of the bourgeoisie,... ...ations, intermediate ranks between rich and poor, instead of the clear-cut logical antith- esis between the workers who have nothing and the capital- ... ... a word, war and conquest, with the gods successively created by the theo- logical fantasy of nations. It has been from its origin, and it remains sti... ... the State as a capitalist institu- tion is peculiarly true in America. In consequence of the scan- dals thus arising, the Federal Government appointe... ...ernment are evils which must be abolished if freedom is our goal. But this consequence, true or false, cannot be proved so simply. In this chapter we ...

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

By: Thomas H. Kean

...ial security measures. Under security rules in place at the time, the only consequence of Atta’s selection by CAPPS was that his checked bags were hel... ...d because the agent found both of the passengers to be suspicious.The only consequence of their selection was that their checked bags were held off th... ...ac- curate accounts created the impression that the Langley scramble was a logical response to an actual hijacked aircraft. In fact, not only was the ... ...related to the W orld Trade Center bombing and other plots. An unfortunate consequence of this superb investigative and prosecutorial effort was that ... ...cedures was ignored routinely. 37 We will describe some of the unfortunate consequences of these accumulated institutional beliefs and prac- tices in ... ...lly ended in negotiations, an ambassador or other embassy official was the logical person to represent U.S. interests. Keeping U.S. diplomatic efforts... ...hile targets, such as other al Qaeda leaders or stocks of chemical or bio- logical weapons. 117 Clarke was not alone in his enthusiasm. He had backing... ...hdhar several years later. 13 The circumstantial evidence makes Thumairy a logical person to consider as a possible contact for Hazmi and Mihdhar.Y et... ...82 Mullah Omar is reported to have opposed this course of action for ideo- logical reasons rather than out of fear of U.S. retaliation. He is said to ...

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Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief

By: James Fenimore Cooper

...e experience, reasoning and sentiments of several generations. As respects logical inductions, for in- stance, the linum usitatissimum draws as largel... ...ead workman, but it was impossible, altogether im- possible, to escape the consequences of our locales. While the legitimist read nothing but the Moni... ...he, that being my accidental position in the fabric, when it was a natural consequence to obtain sentiments of this shade. It will be seen, in the end... ...f affection, that I shall never forget. As yet she felt none of the malign consequences of the self- denial she was about to exert. If not blooming, h... ...thought, Desiree appeared in the course of the morning, as one who came in consequence of having been present at so much of the scene of the preceding... ... was in Broadway when Honor O’Flagherty arrived with me, out of breath, in consequence of the shortness of her legs, and the necessity of making up fo...

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Catherine de Medici

By: Honoré de Balzac

... of the future as to the coup d’Etat of the Prince de Polignac himself? In consequence of a whim of Shakespeare—or perhaps it may have been a revenge,... ...al ex- ercises,—which were nearly all the education his brother and he, in consequence of their detention as hostages, had ever received. The prince h... ...ted in Eu- rope since that of Henry VIII. in England, which was the direct consequence of the invention of printing. Adversaries to the Reformation, t... ...e Nemours was obliged, after the death of Francois II., to leave France on consequence of suits brought against him by the Rohans; which suits the Gui... ...ether by reason of his obesity, or because of his thick, short neck, or in consequence of his vigils and his constant labors, Calvin’s head was sunk b... ...ore, I were forced to ad- mit the presence of God in matter, my voice must logically command the extinction of furnaces kept burning through- out the ... ..., with the forces which pro- duced it, when we cease to breathe.” “You are logical,” said the king, surprised. “But alchemy must therefore be an athei...

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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...any various volumes, is bound, above all things, to make that condensation logical and striking. For the only justification of his writing at all is t... ...fault, as all of us do, and openly overtaken, as not all of us are, by its consequences, to gloss the matter over, with too polite biographers, is to ... ...lainly, what every one well knows, of Burns’s profligacy, and of the fatal consequences of his marriage. And for this there are perhaps two subsidiary... ...r represent an act that was vir- tuous in itself, as attended by any other consequences than a large family and fortune. To hint that Burns’s marriage... ...timidly made elsewhere, have in them been carried boldly out to their last consequences; much that was indefinite in literary tenden- cies has attaine... ...from another point of view – to reproduce a colour, a sound, an outline, a logical argument, a physical action. He can show his readers, behind and ar... ...e nature of tragedy. The gospel according to Whitman, even if it be not so logical, has this advantage over the gospel according to Pangloss, that it ... ... the price we have to pay for cochineal. And with that murder- ous parody, logical optimism and the praises of the best of possible words went irrevoc... ... afternoon, or at morning as he lay awake in bed. With our deeper and more logical sense of life, we can have no idea how large a space in the attenti...

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Memories and Portraits

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... erate care, and none ever had more certificates for less edu- cation. One consequence, however, of my system is that I have much less to say of Profe... ...n- sole; books of a large design, shadowing the complexity of that game of consequences to which we all sit down, the hanger-back not least. But the a... ...ng them indeed; but when they were done, I could see they were rubbish. In consequence, I very rarely showed them even to my friends; and such friends... ...r and answer arguments, not only with natural wisdom, but with candour and logical honesty. But if the subject of debate be something in the air, an a... ...t of debate be something in the air, an abstraction, an excuse for talk, a logical Aunt Sally, then may the male debater instantly abandon hope; he ma...

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