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" It is the great fallacy of Dr. Mandeville's book to represent every passion as wholly vicious, which is so in any degree, and in any direction. "
Introductory Lectures on Political-economy, Delivered at Oxford, in Easter ... - Página 30
por Richard Whately - 1855 - 372 páginas
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Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-century Britain

Laura Mandell - 1999 - 228 páginas
...as bad and others as good: "It is the great fallacy of Dr. Mandeville's book [The Fable of the Bees] to represent every passion as wholly vicious which is so in any degree and in any direction."8 It appears as though a change has taken place between the writing of the Fable and of...
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Philosophy and political economy in some of their historical relations ...

2000 - 424 páginas
...the expense of morality. Adam Smith sees the fallacy here. Mandeville, he says, wrongly represents every passion as wholly vicious which is so in any degree and in any direction.3 The result would be that all beyond the necessaries of an ascetic would be culpable luxury....
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Life in Common: An Essay in General Anthropology

Tzvetan Todorov - 2001 - 174 páginas
...the recognition demanded in order to claim that self-interest alone governs our actions. Mandeville "treats every thing as vanity which has any reference,...what are, or to what ought to be the sentiments of others."46 But the desire for fame is not to be confused with vanity, or the desire to be good with...
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The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce

Deirdre N. McCloskey - 2010 - 634 páginas
...exercise of self-love."22 "It is the great fallacy of Dr. Mandeville's book," wrote Adam Smith in 1759, "to represent every passion as wholly vicious which is so in any degree and any direction."23 Bourgeois life, I repeat, and as Butler and Smith said, does not in fact exclude...
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The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Adam Smith - 2007 - 368 páginas
...those passions so far as not to hurt the individual, and neither disturb nor offend the society. -V? It is the great fallacy of Dr. Mandeville's book to...ought to be the sentiments of others: and it is by 2 1 . Luxury and lust. 22. Fable of the Bees, means of this sophistry, that he establishes his favourite...
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The Problems and Promise of Commercial Society: Adam Smith's Response to ...

Dennis Carl Rasmussen - 2010 - 193 páginas
...this was in fact only one part of "the great fallacy of Dr. Mandeville's book," that of "representing] every passion as wholly vicious, which is so in any degree and in any direction" (TMS VII. 11.4.12, 312-13). Given that Smith goes to such great lengths in his letter to the Edinburgh...
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