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Mandeville and Hume: Anatomists of Civil Society

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Format: Book- Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780729410687
ISBN-10: 0729410684
Author: Mikko Tolonen
Publication Date: 08-Jul-2013
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Table of Contents: 1. Introduction: Sociability and sceptical sentimentalism

2. Intellectual change in Bernard Mandeville
i. Hobbism in The Fable of the bees
ii. The critique of Hobbism in the 1720s
ii. Part II and the history of civil society

3. The publishing history of The Fable of the bees
i. Mandeville’s publishers and the question of copyright ownership
ii. Jacob Tonson the younger and The Fable of the bees
iii. Part II and Origin of honour

4. Social theory in A Treatise of human nature
i. Hutchesonian leanings and anatomy of morals
ii. Hume’s distance from The Fable of the bees and his attachment to Mandeville
iii. Self-love and justice
iv. Self-liking and politeness
v. Government and political sociability

5. Epilogue



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