Bernard Mandeville


Born
in Rotterdam, Netherlands
November 15, 1670

Died
January 21, 1733

Genre

Influences
William Petty


Bernard Mandeville, or Bernard de Mandeville, was a philosopher, political economist and satirist. Born in the Netherlands, he lived most of his life in England and used English for most of his published works. He became famous (or infamous) for The Fable of the Bees.

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The Fable of the Bees and O...

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The Fable of the Bees

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“When Men fly from danger, it is natural for them to run farther than they need.”
Bernard Mandeville, The Mischiefs That Ought Justly to Be Apprehended from a Whig-Government

“One of the greatest Reasons why so few People understand themselves, is, that most Writers are always teaching Men what they should be, and hardly ever trouble their heads with telling them what they really are.”
Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees

“To shew, that these Qualifications, which we all pretend to be asham’d of, are the great support of a flourishing Society,”
Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees

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