BERNARD MANDEVILLE E I COSTI MORALI DELLA RICCHEZZA. ARTE, POLITICA, ONORE E NATURA UMANA

ANDREA BRANCHI
Three hundred years since the publication of The Fable of the Bees Bernard Mandeville’s selfish system and his challenging observations on the way in which self-interested behaviour shapes social intercourse are remembered almost exclusively as a ground breaking theory on the moral implication of economic development, and its author as a forerunner of economic liberalism. Mandeville's main contribution to the Enlightenment's philosophy, as recent historiography has began to acknowledge, can be identified in the theory...
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