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The Fable of the Bees: Or Private Vices, Publick Benefits (2 Volume Set) by Bernard Mandeville - Paperback - 1988 - from J. Mercurio Books, Maps, & Prints (SKU: 012656)

The Fable of the Bees: Or Private Vices, Publick Benefits (2 Volume Set)

The Fable of the Bees: Or Private Vices, Publick Benefits (2 Volume Set) by Bernard Mandeville - Paperback - 1988 - from J. Mercurio Books, Maps, & Prints (SKU: 012656)
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The Fable of the Bees: Or Private Vices, Publick Benefits (2 Volume Set)

by Bernard Mandeville

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0865970726
ISBN 13
9780865970724
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Liberty Fund. Fine. Soft cover. 1988.

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The Fable of the Bees: Or Private Vices, Publick Benefits was published in 1705 by Mandeville, philosopher, political economist and satirist. It begins with a poem and continues with a number of essays and dialogues, and 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.

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Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
The Fable of the Bees: Or Private Vices, Publick Benefits (2 Volume Set)
Author
Bernard Mandeville
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0865970726
ISBN 13
9780865970724
Publisher
Liberty Fund
Place of Publication
Indianapolis
Date published
1988
Pages
1044
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