William Godwin Quote

I shall attempt to prove two things: first, that the actions and dispositions of mankind are the offspring of circumstances and events, and not of any original determination that they bring into the world; and, secondly, that the great stream of our voluntary actions essentially depends, not upon the direct and immediate impulses of sense, but upon the decisions of the understanding.


Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (ed. 1798)

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I shall attempt to prove two things: first, that the actions and dispositions of mankind are the offspring of circumstances and events, and not of...

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I shall attempt to prove two things: first, that the actions and dispositions of mankind are the offspring of circumstances and events, and not of...

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I shall attempt to prove two things: first, that the actions and dispositions of mankind are the offspring of circumstances and events, and not of...

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I shall attempt to prove two things: first, that the actions and dispositions of mankind are the offspring of circumstances and events, and not of...