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" The proper study of mankind is man. Placed on this isthmus of a middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely great : With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest;... "
The Borderlands of Science : Where Sense Meets Nonsense: Where Sense Meets ... - Page v
by Michael Shermer - 2001 - 368 pages
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Philosophy and the Good Life: Reason and the Passions in Greek, Cartesian ...

John Cottingham - Philosophy - 1998 - 230 pages
...Ratiocentric ethics Plac'd on this 1sthmus of a middle state A being darkly wise, and rudely great . . . He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest, In doubt to deem himself a God or Beast . . . Chaos of Thought and Passion, all confused; Still by himself abus'd or disabus'd; Created half...
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Second Simplicity: The Inner Shape of Christianity

Bruno Barnhart - Religion - 1999 - 281 pages
...middle state, With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest;...doubt his mind or body to prefer; Born but to die and reas'ning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much;...
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The Politics of Truth and Other Untimely Essays: The Crisis of Civic ...

Ellis Sandoz - Political Science - 1999 - 256 pages
...sceptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest; In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer; Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err; . . . Chaos of Thought and Passion all confus'd. Still by himself abus'd, or...
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Dissonante Harmonie: zur kulturanthropologischen Bedeutung symbolischer Formen

Thorsten Paprotny - Language and languages - 1999 - 247 pages
...and rudely great; With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too much weakness for a Stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest, In doubt to deen himself a god, or beast, In doubt his mind or body to prefer, Born but to die, and reas'ning to...
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From Galileo to Newton

Alfred Rupert Hall - Biography & Autobiography - 1981 - 379 pages
...made the issue all too clear : as a member of two orders of creation man was divided and distraught : Plac'd in this isthmus of a middle state, A being...his Mind or Body to prefer ; Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err . . ,16 Less prone than either philosophy or poetry thus to insinuate man into...
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Cosmology: The Science of the Universe

Edward Harrison - Science - 2000 - 567 pages
...and rudely great: With too much pride for the sceptic side. With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest;...prefer; Born but to die and reasoning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such. Whether he thinks too little or too much; Chaos of thought and...
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Evolution and Human Behavior: Darwinian Perspectives on Human Nature

John Cartwright - Psychology - 2000 - 376 pages
...rudely great: With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest,...doubt his Mind or body to prefer. Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err. (Pope, 'Essay on Man') We share much of our basic anatomy and physiology with...
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - Social Science - 2000 - 437 pages
...the Sceptic side. With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act, pr rest; In doubt to deem himself a God, or Beast; In...doubt his Mind or Body to prefer, Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little, or too much:...
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Interpreting the Self: Two Hundred Years of American Autobiography

Diane Bjorklund - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 278 pages
...Alexander Pope's ([1734] 1969, p. 27) much earlier comment about humankind seems appropriate here: "In doubt to deem himself a god, or beast; / In doubt his mind or body to prefer." On the one hand, it might be harmful to restrain impulses and emotions. But, as Max Weber (1949, pp....
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Building Your Own Theology

Richard S. Gilbert - Religious education - 2000 - 96 pages
...of a middle state/A being darkly wise and widely great/He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest/In doubt to deem himself a God or beast. In doubt his mind or body to prefer/Born but to die and reasoning but to err/ Sole judge of truth in endless error hurled/The glory,...
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