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" Thus the mind itself is bowed to the yoke: even in what people do for pleasure, conformity is the first thing thought of ; they like in crowds ; they exercise choice only among things commonly done: peculiarity of taste, eccentricity of conduct, are shunned... "
Bentley's Miscellany - Página 24
1868
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Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: The Constitution of Emersonian ...

Stanley Cavell - 1990 - 151 páginas
...everyone, in exercising their tastes and deciding upon a course of conduct, thinks first of conformity; "until by dint of not following their own nature, they have no nature to follow." Deprivation of a voice in the conversation of justice is not the work here of the scoundrel (so I am...
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Process Philosophy and Political Ideology: The Social and Political Thought ...

Randall C. Morris - 1991 - 289 páginas
..."clipped into pollards. . . . " 37 Their minds having been "bowed to the yoke" of custom, individuals "exercise choice only among things commonly done:...following their own nature, they have no nature to follow: their human capacities are withered and starved. . . . " 38 Like Hobhouse, Mill believes that we are...
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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: And Three Brief Essays

James Fitzjames Stephen - 1991 - 311 páginas
...men of another stamp will be needed to prevent its decline.' 'The mind itself is bowed to the yoke; even in what people do for pleasure conformity is...crowds; they exercise choice only among things commonly done.'9 There is much more to the same purpose which I need not quote. It would be easy to show from...
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The Hidden Text of Mill's Liberty

Stewart Justman - 1991 - 183 páginas
..."to have any inclination, except for what is customary. Thus the mind itself is bowed to the yoke: even in what people do for pleasure, conformity is the first thing thought of" (OL 264-65). Mill's prose lacks the loft of Milton's winged words, but all the same it is striking...
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John Stuart Mill: Critical Assessments, Volume 1

John Cunningham Wood - 1991 - 656 páginas
...have any inclination, except for what is customary. Thus the mind itself is bowed to the yoke . . . until by dint of not following their own nature they have no nature to follow.36 I am contending, then, that Mill's fear of the loss of liberty in modem society points to...
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Beyond Individualism: Reconstituting the Liberal Self

Jack Crittenden - 1992 - 240 páginas
...Unable to judge for themselves, they would simply follow the herd: Thus the mind is bowed to the yoke; even in what people do for pleasure, conformity is...following their own nature they have no nature to follow: their human capacities are withered and starved; they become incapable of any strong wishes or native...
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Recovering the Self: Morality and Social Theory

Victor J. Seidler - 1994 - 235 páginas
...them to have any inclination, except what is customary. Thus the mind itself is bowed to the yoke: even in what people do for pleasure, conformity is...following their own nature they have no nature to follow: their human capacities are withered and starved: they become incapable of any strong wishes or native...
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Fact and Symbol: Essays in the Sociology of Art and Literature

César Graña - 1994 - 212 páginas
...Tocqueville's thoughts on the tyranny of the majority), he stated as follows: In whatever people do conformity is the first thing thought of; they like...following their own nature, they have no nature to follow. 53 It was not that men refused to make original choices out of hypocritical calculation. It was rather...
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The Problem of Pornography: Regulation and the Right to Free Speech

Susan M. Easton - 1994 - 197 páginas
...popular opinion, or custom, rather than state interference: 'Thus the mind itself is bowed to the yoke: even in what people do for pleasure, conformity is the first thing thought of; they like in crowds' (Mill, 1970: 198). Choices and preferences are made only within the narrow bounds of the norm while...
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Passions and Constraint: On the Theory of Liberal Democracy

Stephen Holmes - 1995 - 337 páginas
...least, is a curious way to conceive the moral life of human beings. Conformists are miserable creatures: "By dint of not following their own nature, they have no nature to follow."60 But what does it mean to follow one's own nature? Elsewhere, in a brilliant essay, Mill...
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