Fable of the Bees and Other Writings

ISBN-10: 0872203743

ISBN-13: 9780872203747

Edition: 1997 (Abridged)

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This edition includes, in addition to the most pertinent sections of The Fable's two volumes, a selection from Mandeville's An Enquiry into the Origin of Honor and selections from two of Mandeville's most important sources: Pierre Bayle and the Jansenist Pierre Nicole. Hundert's introduction places Mandeville in a number of eighteenth-century debates -- particularly that of the nature and morality of commercial modernity -- and underscores the degree to which his work stood as a central problem, not only for his immediate English contemporaries, but for such philosophers as Hume, Rousseau, and Kant. The selections are substantive enough to faithfully represent Mandeville the social theorist, and compact enough to be used in courses that can afford to spend no more than a week on his work.
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

E. J. Hundert is Professor of History, the University of British Columbia.

A Note on the Texts
The Ideological Context of Mandeville's Rise to Fame
Mandeville's Project: A Science of Socialized Man
Of Charity and Self-Love (1675) [On the nature and function of egoism]
Miscellaneous Thoughts on the Comet of 1680 [On the relationship of belief to action]
Selections from The Fable of the Bees, Volume I (1723)
The Preface [On the goals of the book]
The Grumbling Hive
The Introduction
An Enquiry into the Origin of Moral Virtue [On the origins of morality]
Remark C [On honor, shame, and good manners]
Remark F [On vice]
Remark G [On vice and the public good]
Remark I [On avarice]
Remark K [On prodigality]
Remark L [On luxury]
Remark M [On pride and emulation]
Remark N [On envy and vanity]
Remark O [On pleasure and the comforts of life]
Remark Q [Of frugality]
Remark T [On opulence]
Remark Y [On ease]
An Essay on Charity and Charity-Schools [An attack on moral reformers]
A Search into the Nature of Society [A critique of Shaftesbury]
A Vindication of the Book [A defense of The Fable of the Bees]
Selection from The Fable of the Bees, Volume I (1728)
The Preface [An introduction to the argument]
The Third Dialogue [On pride, virtue, and self-liking]
The Sixth Dialogue [On language, duplicity, and the civilizing process]
Selections from An Enquiry into the Origin of Honor, and the Usefulness of Christianity in War (1732)
The First Dialogue [On the social function of honor, shame and religion]
Presentment of the Grand Jury of the County of Middlesex to the Court of King's Bench, July 11, 1723
Glossary of Prominent Persons
Suggestions for Further Reading
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