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... left no alternative but to allow to the cultivators, as an incentive to exertion,
some real interest in the soil. If, for example, they were compelled to labour, three
days in the week, for their superior, the produce of the remaining days was their ...
Labour is either bodily or mental ; or, to express the distinction more
comprehensively, either muscular or nervous ; and it is necessary to include in
the idea, not solely the exertion itself, but all feelings of a disagreeable kind, all
degree of transformation by human exertion. Even the wild animals of the forest
and of the sea, from which the hunting and fishing tribes derive their sustenance
— though the labour of which they are the subject is chiefly that required for ...
When the time came at which the labour and sufferings of slaves were thought
worth economizing, the greater part of this bodily exertion was rendered
unnecessary, by contriving that the upper stone should be made to revolve upon
the lower, ...
All human exertion is compounded of some mental and some bodily elements.
The stupidest hodman, who repeats from day to day the mechanical act of
climbing a ladder, performs a function partly intellectual ; the most intelligent dog
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Pragmatic or muddled? Mill sets out to explore economic principles but, ultimately, finds that there is no principle which doesn't have any amount of conceivable exceptions. You have to wonder why its ... Читати огляд повністю