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" KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan; 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,... "
Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ... - Sivu 364
tekijä(t) John Aikin - 1841 - 807 sivua
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Second Simplicity: The Inner Shape of Christianity

Bruno Barnhart - 1999 - 281 sivua
...presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With...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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Evolution and Human Behavior: Darwinian Perspectives on Human Nature

John Cartwright - 2000 - 376 sivua
...and well-written account of sexual selection theory and its application 6 The Evolution of Brain Size Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being...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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From Galileo to Newton

Alfred Rupert Hall - 1981 - 379 sivua
...and rudely great, With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic pride, He hangs between ; in doubt to act or rest...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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Kant: A Biography

Manfred Kuehn - 2001 - 544 sivua
...was a most remarkable example of this species celebrated by Pope in An Essay on Man with these words: Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being...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 Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 sivua
...to err'. Indeed, the most eloquent warning against all such self-exculpatory hubris came from Pope: Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, A being...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 Skeptical Sublime: Aesthetic Ideology in Pope and the Tory Satirists

James Noggle - 2001 - 288 sivua
...a "Subject of Contradiction" (206) to suggest unsettledness, not stability. "Man" is, as Pope says, "a being darkly wise, and rudely great": With too...doubt his Mind or Body to prefer, Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err ... (II, 5-10) As confidently declamatory as this is, it is in a sense more radically...
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The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense

Michael Shermer - 2001 - 368 sivua
...and rudely great With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic pride, He hangs between; in doubt to act or rest;...prefer; Born but to die, and reasoning but to err; Created half to rise, and half to fall, Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of...
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In Vitro Methods in Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Carmel Mothersill, Brian Austin - 2003 - 472 sivua
...vitro approaches C. Seymour 18.1 THE BACKGROUND PHILOSOPHY Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man. Plac'd on this...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 Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader

Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides - 2003 - 467 sivua
...middle state, A being darkly wise, and rudely great; With too much knowledge for the Sceptic side, 5 With too much weakness for the Stoic's pride, He hangs...doubt his Mind or Body to prefer, Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err; 10 Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little, or too...
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Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

David Semple, Roger Smyth, Jonathan Burns, Rajan Darjee, Andrew McIntosh - 2005 - 953 sivua
...study of mankind Know then thyself, presume not God to scan The proper study of mankind is man Placed on this isthmus of a middle state A being darkly wise,...little, or too much Chaos of thought and passion, all confused Still by himself abuse, or disabuse Created half to rise, and half to fall Great lord of all...
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