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  • Mr. Treisman explains clearly and in an evenhanded way the dilemmas faced by policy makers, and he demolishes the fashionable but ill-grounded idea that Russia should have been "more gradualist" in its economic transformation or that an even more radical approach would have been more successful.

    Haunted by the Past

  • This is illegitimate on his view for a variety of reasons, one of which is that to punish a person for violations of taste, or on the basis of prejudice, would result in runaway punishments, “¦ one should never know where to stop ¦” The prejudice in question can be dealt with by showing it “to be ill-grounded”.

    The History of Utilitarianism

  • Papist, but such was the ignorance which Roland displayed upon some material points of the reformed doctrine, that Master Henderson, while praising his docility to the Lady Lochleven and her grandson, seldom failed to add, that his venerable brother, Henry Warden, must be now decayed in strength and in mind, since he found a catechumen of his flock so ill-grounded in the principles of his belief.

    The Abbot

  • If we persuade ourselves that our faculties act and inform us right concerning the existence of those objects that affect them, it cannot pass for an ill-grounded confidence: for I think nobody can, in earnest, be so sceptical as to be uncertain of the existence of those things which he sees and feels.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • His view is that pre-reflective judgments are likely to be ill-grounded, even when true.

    Descartes' Epistemology

  • If Cotton's work rested upon ill-grounded speculation, so too do our contemporary psychiatric therapeutics, and we would do well to ponder the implications of this state of affairs, rather than smugly assuming we have now entered a new realm of scientific enlightenment.

    'Killing Cures': An Exchange

  • I strove to overrule these ill-grounded scruples: We were still disputing upon the subject, when the Convent Bell summoned the Nuns to Matins.

    The Monk

  • They destroyed his ill-grounded hopes of escaping punishment; and dispelled by the irresistible brightness of Truth and convinction,

    The Monk

  • And it was no ill-grounded thought as you shall hear presently.

    Moll Flanders

  • Hyperbolus was ostracized at some time before the Sicilian Expedition the commonly cited date of 418/7 is ill-grounded.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

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