Art. I. [Review of De l'influence attribuée aux philosophes, by Jean J Mounier]
[Francis Jeffrey] *
Politics, Causation, Botany, Scientific Practitioners
Considers that Jean J Mounier has given a 'history' of the French Revolution rather than an 'account of its causes' (6). 'He has stated, as the first causes of the revolution, circumstances that really proved it to be begun; and has gone no further back than to the earliest of its apparent effects: He has [...] contented himself with referring the fruit to the blossom, without taking any account of the germination of the seed, or the subterraneous windings of the root' (7).
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