By Margaret Leech
1860: the yank capital is sprawling, fractured, squalid, coloured via patriotism and treason, and deeply divided alongside the political strains that might quickly embroil the kingdom in bloody clash. Chaotic and corrupt, the younger urban is populated through bellicose congressmen, accomplice
conspirators, and enterprising prostitutes. infantrymen of a volunteer military swing from the dome of the Capitol, assassins stalk the avenues, and Abraham Lincoln struggles to justify his presidency because the Union heads to warfare.
Reveille in Washington specializes in the typical politics and preoccupations of Washington in the course of the Civil struggle. From the stench of corpse-littered streets to the plunging lace on Mary Lincoln’s night robes, Margaret Leech illuminates the town and its established figures—among them Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, William Seward, and Mary Surratt—in intimate and engaging aspect.
Leech’s booklet is still well known as either a magnificent feat of scholarship and an uncommonly engrossing paintings of background.
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1860: the yank capital is sprawling, fractured, squalid, coloured by means of patriotism and treason, and deeply divided alongside the political traces that may quickly embroil the kingdom in bloody clash. Chaotic and corrupt, the younger urban is populated via bellicose congressmen, accomplice
conspirators, and enterprising prostitutes. squaddies of a volunteer military swing from the dome of the Capitol, assassins stalk the avenues, and Abraham Lincoln struggles to justify his presidency because the Union heads to battle.
Reveille in Washington specializes in the typical politics and preoccupations of Washington in the course of the Civil battle. From the stench of corpse-littered streets to the plunging lace on Mary Lincoln’s night robes, Margaret Leech illuminates town and its primary figures—among them Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, William Seward, and Mary Surratt—in intimate and interesting aspect.
Leech’s publication continues to be well known as either a powerful feat of scholarship and an uncommonly engrossing paintings of historical past.
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You will observe ﬁrst that while we begin with the categorical imperative as found in the Groundwork, this short work is only one of the three parts of our study of Kant. Now certainly the Groundwork is important, but it fails to give an adequate account of Kant’s moral doctrine as a whole. What it does provide is a reasonably full analytic account of the moral law by developing “the concept of morality” implicit in our commonsense moral judgments. ” What he means in saying this is that it still remains to be shown that the moral law has “objective reality”: that is, that it is not a mere concept but actually can and does apply to us.
I think that for Hume, all kinds of passions may specify ultimate, or ﬁnal, ends; for example, benevolence and kindness to children, pride and shame, our general appetite to good as well as our sense of beauty, and much else, can all specify such ends. . Second, we see that there are many possible different stopping points given by the passions. The aims of the passions are many, and there is no single end, not even that of aiming at pleasure and avoiding pain. Hume’s view is not, I believe, hedonistic; nor is it egoistic (see Enquiry, Appendix II, –, on self-love, where he essentially accepts Bishop Butler’s criticism of the doctrine of self-love in Sermons, XI and XII ).
In saying that Hume’s view is neither hedonistic nor egoistic, I mean the aims and objectives of passions are neither hedonistic nor egoistic. . Third, the process of deliberation (practical reasoning) may correct our existing passions in at least two ways: [ ] (a) If we desire to do X in order to Y, we may be brought no longer to desire to do X when by reasoning we see that X won’t bring about Y. We may then desire to do Z (something else) instead. This correction via means-to-ends reasoning subtracts one desire and adds another to what we may call the conﬁguration of our passions.
Reveille in Washington, 1860–1865 by Margaret Leech