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The Resource The Enlightenment's fable : Bernard Mandeville and the discovery of society, E.J. Hundert, (electronic resource)

The Enlightenment's fable : Bernard Mandeville and the discovery of society, E.J. Hundert, (electronic resource)

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The Enlightenment's fable : Bernard Mandeville and the discovery of society
Title
The Enlightenment's fable
Title remainder
Bernard Mandeville and the discovery of society
Statement of responsibility
E.J. Hundert
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The apprehension of society as an aggregation of self-interested individuals, connected only by bonds of envy, competition, and exploitation, is a dominant modern concern, but one first systematically articulated during the European Enlightenment. The Enlightenment's 'Fable' approaches this problem from the perspective of the challenge offered to inherited traditions of morality and social understanding by the Anglo-Dutch physician, satirist and philosopher, Bernard Mandeville. Mandeville's infamous paradoxical maxim 'private vices, public benefits' profoundly disturbed his contemporaries, while his Fable of the Bees had a decisive influence on David Hume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Adam Smith and Immanuel Kant. Professor Hundert examines the sources and strategies of Mandeville's science of human nature and the role of his ideas in shaping eighteenth century economic, social and moral theories.--
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Hundert, E. J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Ideas in context
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
31
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  • Mandeville, Bernard
  • Self-interest
  • Economic man
  • Enlightenment
  • Sociology
Label
The Enlightenment's fable : Bernard Mandeville and the discovery of society, E.J. Hundert, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511584749
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. The foundations of a project. Egoism, politics and society. Dutch republicans and French devots. Medicine and morals. Toward a science of socialized man -- 2. Self-love and the civilizing process. The history of pride. Hutcheson's polemic and Hume's critique. Rhetoric and the emergence of civility. The French connection. Rousseau in Mandeville's shadow -- 3. Performance principles of the public sphere. Manners, morals and the Earl of Shaftesbury. Bishop Butler and the pursuit of happiness. Theatrum mundi. Henry Fielding at the Mandevillian masquerade. The discourse of the passions at its limits -- 4. A world of goods. From hypocrisy to emulation. Labor and luxury. Homo economica and her double -- 5. Imposing closure -- Adam Smith's problem -- Epilogue: The Fable's modern fate
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CR9780511584749
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780521460828
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48139664
Label
The Enlightenment's fable : Bernard Mandeville and the discovery of society, E.J. Hundert, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511584749
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The foundations of a project. Egoism, politics and society. Dutch republicans and French devots. Medicine and morals. Toward a science of socialized man -- 2. Self-love and the civilizing process. The history of pride. Hutcheson's polemic and Hume's critique. Rhetoric and the emergence of civility. The French connection. Rousseau in Mandeville's shadow -- 3. Performance principles of the public sphere. Manners, morals and the Earl of Shaftesbury. Bishop Butler and the pursuit of happiness. Theatrum mundi. Henry Fielding at the Mandevillian masquerade. The discourse of the passions at its limits -- 4. A world of goods. From hypocrisy to emulation. Labor and luxury. Homo economica and her double -- 5. Imposing closure -- Adam Smith's problem -- Epilogue: The Fable's modern fate
Control code
CR9780511584749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 284 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521460828
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48139664

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