Bernard Mandeville

Bernard Mandeville, or Bernard de Mandeville (15 November 1670 – 21 January 1733), was a philosopher, political economist and satirist. Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, he lived most of his life in England and used English for most of his published works. He became famous for The Fable of the Bees.

Read more about Bernard MandevilleLife, Fable of The Bees, Ideas, Influence

Other articles related to "bernard mandeville, mandeville":

Bernard Mandeville - Influence - Works
... and Hysterick Diseases)) admired by Johnson (Mandeville here protests against speculative therapeutics, and advances fanciful theories of his own about animal spirits in ...

Famous quotes containing the words mandeville and/or bernard:

    What a vast traffic is drove, what a variety of labour is performed in the world to the maintenance of thousands of families that altogether depend on two silly if not odious customs; the taking of snuff and smoking of tobacco; both of which it is certain do infinitely more hurt than good to those that are addicted to them!
    —Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733)

    Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)