Enlightenment's Fable by E. J. Hundert
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Enlightenment's Fable
By E. J. Hundert

The Enlightenment's Fable

Bernard Mandeville and the Discovery of Society

By (author) See other recent books by E. J. Hundert
Series edited by Quentin Skinner See other recent books by Quentin Skinner See other recent books by Lorraine Daston
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $96.95
Your Price: $87.26 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $9.69! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.36 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Enlightenment's Fable by E. J. Hundert

Book Description

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.

Buy Enlightenment's Fable book by E. J. Hundert from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521619424
ISBN-10: 0521619424
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author E. J. Hundert

Enlightenment's Fable by E. J. Hundert Enlightenment's Fable, Hardback (June 1994)

Study of influence of Anglo-Dutch Enlightenment theorist, author of infamous maxim 'private vices, public benefits'.

» View all books by E. J. Hundert

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Enlightenment's Fable book by E. J. Hundert and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by E. J. Hundert close
Fable of the Bees and Other Writings by E. J. Hundert
Fable of the Bees and Other Writings by E. J. Hundert
Enlightenment's Fable by E. J. Hundert
»
Recent books by Quentin Skinner close
Popular Sovereignty in Historical Perspective by Quentin Skinner
Forensic Shakespeare by Quentin Skinner
Sovereignty in Fragments by Quentin Skinner
Freedom and the Construction of Europe 2 Volume Hardback Set by Quentin Skinner
Freedom and the Construction of Europe by Quentin Skinner
Freedom and the Construction of Europe by Quentin Skinner
Liberty Before Liberalism by Quentin Skinner
Families and States in Western Europe by Quentin Skinner
Families and States in Western Europe by Quentin Skinner
Political Discourse in Early Modern Britain by Quentin Skinner
Sovereignty in Fragments by Quentin Skinner
Thomas Hobbes: Writings on Common Law and Hereditary Right by Quentin Skinner
Hobbes and Republican Liberty by Quentin Skinner
Hobbes and Republican Liberty by Quentin Skinner
Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy by Quentin Skinner
Rousseau and Geneva by Quentin Skinner
Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Prince by Quentin Skinner
Equal Freedom and Utility by Quentin Skinner
Natural Law Theories in the Early Enlightenment by Quentin Skinner
Enlightenment and Religion by Quentin Skinner
»
Recent books by Lorraine Daston close
Cambridge History of Science: Volume 3, Early Modern Science by Lorraine Daston
How Reason Almost Lost its Mind by Lorraine Daston
How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind by Lorraine Daston
Histories of Scientific Observation by Lorraine Daston
Olafur Eliasson: Inner City Out by Lorraine Daston
Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy by Lorraine Daston
Rousseau and Geneva by Lorraine Daston
Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Prince by Lorraine Daston
Equal Freedom and Utility by Lorraine Daston
Natural Law Theories in the Early Enlightenment by Lorraine Daston
Enlightenment and Religion by Lorraine Daston
Worlds of Renaissance Melancholy by Lorraine Daston
Thinking with Animals by Lorraine Daston
Early Modern Liberalism by Lorraine Daston
Duel in Early Modern England by Lorraine Daston
Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I by Lorraine Daston
Social and Political Thought of Bertrand Russell by Lorraine Daston
Englishness and the Study of Politics by Lorraine Daston
Greek Tradition in Republican Thought by Lorraine Daston
Pluralism and the Personality of the State by Lorraine Daston
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close