Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclination ; and what sort of reason is that in which the determination precedes... "
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke - Page 14
by Edmund Burke - 1807
Full view - About this book

The Useful Cobbler: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Progress

James Conniff - 1994 - 363 pages
...just as Burke did not oppose all reform, he did not disparage reason. As he explained, he considered "government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclination." 129 Even as he opposed those extreme rationalists, the French Revolutionaries, Burke did not waver...
Limited preview - About this book

Renewing Presidential Politics: Campaigns, Media, and the Public Interest

Bruce Buchanan - 1996 - 207 pages
...process of discovery must be stripped of the passions and false inclinations of the citizenry, for "government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclination" (Burke, 1969: 171, 172, 175). 3. In his posthumous The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy...
Limited preview - About this book

Community Over Chaos: An Ecological Perspective on Communication Ethics

James A. Mackin - 1997 - 270 pages
...innocent. If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...miles distant from those who hear the arguments?" For the most part, I agree with Burke. The process of adequate representation and the determination...
Limited preview - About this book

The Principles of Representative Government

Bernard Manin - 1997 - 243 pages
..."If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments? . . . Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests, which interests...
Limited preview - About this book

The Mild Voice of Reason: Deliberative Democracy and American National ...

Joseph M. Bessette - 1997 - 289 pages
...... If government were a matter of will upon any side, yours, without question, ought to be superior. But government and legislation are matters of reason...hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments? . . . Parliament is a deliberative assembly of one nation, with one interest, that of the whole; where,...
Limited preview - About this book

The Voice of the People: Public Opinion and Democracy

James S. Fishkin - 1997 - 252 pages
...he argued, not matters merely of "will." To abide by instructions would produce an absurd situation: "What sort of reason is that in which the determination...deliberate and another decide; and where those who perform the conclusion are perhaps three hundred miles distant from those who hear the arguments?"...
Limited preview - About this book

Democracy: A Reader

Ricardo Blaug, John J. Schwarzmantel - 2000 - 571 pages
...question, ought to be superior. But Government and Legislation are matters of reason and judgement, and not of inclination; and, what sort of reason is...determination precedes the discussion; in which one sett of men deliberate, and another decide; and where those who form the conclusion are perhaps three...
Limited preview - About this book

Governance.com: Democracy in the Information Age

Elaine C. Kamarck, Joseph S. Nye - 2004 - 204 pages
...citcumsrance as a justification for legislative independence: "Government and legislation ate matrers of reason and judgment, and not of inclination; and what sort of reason is that, in which the derermination precedes the discussion; in which one set of men deliberare, and another decide; and...
Limited preview - About this book

Deliberative Demokratie: Normen, Probleme und Institutionalisierungsformen

Thorsten Hüller - 2005 - 348 pages
...umzudeuten und zu ermäßigen. l 8 l „Government and Legislation are matters of reason and judgement, and not of inclination; and. what sort of reason is...determination precedes the discussion; in which one sett of men deliberate, and another decide; where those who form the conclusion are perhaps three hundred...
Limited preview - About this book

Gavel to Gavel: An Insider's View of Parliament

Kevin Rozzoli - 2006 - 314 pages
...only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion ... government and legislation are matters of reason and...sort of reason is that, in which the determination proceeds the discussion; in which one set of men deliberate and another decide; and where those who...
Limited preview - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF