Fable of the Bees Or Private Vices, Publick Benefits

ISBN-10: 0140445412
ISBN-13: 9780140445411
Edition: 1970
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Description: A physician with a particular interest in psychological disorders and satirist, Mandeville published versions of his notorious Fable of the Bees from 1714 to 1732. Each was a defence and elaboration of his short satirical poem The Angry Hive, 1705.  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1970
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/5/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.00" wide x 6.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

A physician with a particular interest in psychological disorders and satirist, Mandeville published versions of his notorious Fable of the Bees from 1714 to 1732. Each was a defence and elaboration of his short satirical poem The Angry Hive, 1705. The version of the Fable of 1723 and 1732 are the fullest defences of his early paradox that social benefit is the unintended consequence of personal vice. It is an argument that is generally held to lie behind Adam Smith's doctrine of the 'hidden hand' of economic development.

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