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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 2 months ago

What does the phrase "so far as we are each of us capable of comprehending that idea" mean here?

"Prudence and magnanimity both depend on the sentiments of others, in so far as our estimation of our own merit is derived from others’ sympathy and praise. The virtue of beneficence leads us to consider ‘the idea of exact propriety and perfection, so far as we are each of us capable of comprehending that idea’"

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    It's a long-winded way of saying "according to how much we understand."

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