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Title Bernard de Mandeville's tropology of paradoxes : morals, politics, economics, and therapy / Edmundo Balsemão Pires, Joaquim Braga, editors.

Published Cham : Springer, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (x, 264 pages)
Series Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 0929-6425 ; 40
Studies in history and philosophy of science (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; 40. 0929-6425
Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This books brings together new studies on the thought of Bernard de Mandeville. The chapters reflect a rethinking of de Mandeville?s legacy and, together, present a comprehensive approach to de Mandeville?s work. The book is published on the occasion of the 300 years that have passed since the publication of the Fable of the Bees. Bernard de Mandeville disassembled the dichotomies of traditional moral thinking to show that the outcomes of the social action emerge as new, non-intentional effects from the combination of moral opposites, vice and virtue, in such a form that they lose their moral significance. The work of this great writer, philosopher and physician is interwoven with an awareness of the paradoxical nature of modern society and the challenges that this recognition brings to an adequate perspective on the historical world of modernity.
Other author Pires, Edmundo Balsemão, editor.
Braga, Joaquim, editors.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Mandeville, Bernard, 1670-1733 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9783319193816
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-19381-6