The Fable of the Bees

Bernard MANDEVILLE (1670 - 1733)

Bernard Mandeville's didactic poem praising the virtues that personal vices bestow on society as a whole, along with several treatises and dialogues explaining and defending it. Mandeville's theories were influential in the development of both the moral philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment and the methodology of modern economics. - Summary by Matthew Muñoz

Genre(s): Single author, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Part I, Preface Matthew Muñoz
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Play 01 Part I, The Grumbling Hive: or Knaves turn’d Honest Matthew Muñoz
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Play 02 Part I, The Introduction Matthew Muñoz
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Play 03 Part I, An Inquiry into the Origin of Moral Virtue Matthew Muñoz
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Play 04 Part I, Remarks, Line 45 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 05 Part I, Remarks, Line 55 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 06 Part I, Remarks, Line 101 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 07 Part I, Remarks, Line 125 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 22 Part I, Remarks, Line 388 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 23 Part I, Remarks, Line 410 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 24 Part I, Remarks, Line 411 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 25 Part I, An Essay on Charity and Charity Schools, Section 1 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 26 Part I, An Essay on Charity and Charity Schools, Section 2 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 27 Part I, An Essay on Charity and Charity Schools, Section 3 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 28 Part I, An Essay on Charity and Charity Schools, Section 4 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 29 Part I, A Search into the Nature of Society, Section 1 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 30 Part I, A Search into the Nature of Society, Section 2 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 31 Part I, A Vindication of the Book, from the Aspersions contained in a Presentment of the Grand Jury of Middlesex, and an Abusive Letter to Lord C—— Matthew Muñoz
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Play 32 Part II, Preface Matthew Muñoz
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Play 33 Part II, The First Dialogue, Section 1 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 34 Part II, The First Dialogue, Section 2 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 35 Part II, The Second Dialogue, Section 1 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 36 Part II, The Second Dialogue, Section 2 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 37 Part II, The Third Dialogue, Section 1 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 38 Part II, The Third Dialogue, Section 2 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 39 Part II, The Fourth Dialogue, Section 1 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 40 Part II, The Fourth Dialogue, Section 2 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 41 Part II, The Fifth Dialogue, Section 1 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 42 Part II, The Fifth Dialogue, Section 2 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 43 Part II, The Fifth Dialogue, Section 3 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 44 Part II, The Sixth Dialogue, Section 1 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 45 Part II, The Sixth Dialogue, Section 2 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 46 Part II, The Sixth Dialogue, Section 3 Matthew Muñoz
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Play 47 Part II, The Sixth Dialogue, Section 4 Matthew Muñoz
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