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Abstractness   Listen

The quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object.

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... institutions is always small. For Burke, thought is always at the service of the instincts, and these lie buried in the remote experience of the state. So that men like Robespierre were asking from their subjects an impossible task. That which they had conceived in the gray abstractness of their speculations was too little related to what the average Frenchman knew and desired to be enduring. Burke looks with sober admiration at the way in which the English revolution related itself at every point to ideas and theories with which the average ...
— Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham • Harold J. Laski

Words linked to "Abstractness" :   incorporeality, abstract, immateriality, concreteness

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