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The Fable of the Bees (Two Volumes)

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It used to be that everyone read the "notorious" Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733). He was a great satirist and came to have a profound impact on economics, ethics, and social philosophy. The Fable of the Bees begins with a poem and continues with a number of essays and dialogues. It is all tied together by the startling and original idea that "private vices" (self-interest) lead to "publick benefits" (the development and operation of society). From that simple beginning, Mandeville saw that orderly social structures (such as law, language, the market, and even the growth of knowledge) were a spontaneous growth developing out of individual human actions.

2 volumes in paperback. Very good condition, with some cracks on the spines and shelf wear.

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Author(s):
Bernard Mandeville
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1988
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0865970750
ISBN-13:
9780865970755
Number of pages:
893
Publisher:
Liberty Fund
Title:
The Fable of the Bees

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It used to be that everyone read the "notorious" Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733). He was a great satirist and came to have a profound impact on economics, ethics, and social philosophy. The Fable of the Bees begins with a poem and continues with a number of essays and dialogues. It is all tied together by the startling and original idea that "private vices" (self-interest) lead to "publick benefits" (the development and operation of society). From that simple beginning, Mandeville saw that orderly social structures (such as law, language, the market, and even the growth of knowledge) were a spontaneous growth developing out of individual human actions.

2 volumes in paperback. Very good condition, with some cracks on the spines and shelf wear.

Author(s):
Bernard Mandeville
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1988
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0865970750
ISBN-13:
9780865970755
Number of pages:
893
Publisher:
Liberty Fund
Title:
The Fable of the Bees

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