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Burning <i>The Fable of the Bees</i>

Danielle Allen.

in The Moral Authority of Nature

December 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 11643 words.

This chapter analyzes the scandal provoked by Bernard Mandeville's The Fable of the Bees among eighteenth-century readers in terms of the “cunning” that disguises the second nature of...

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Approaching Galileo’s science through a fable

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade.

in Galileo's Visions

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 11577 words.

The traditional view of Galileo’s science is that of a powerful but rather detached approach to the investigation of the world, based on the precision of mathematics and the validity of...

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Bernard Man de ville's <i>The Fable of the Bees</i>

in Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

September 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 8419 words.

This chapter presents Marquise Du Châtelet's English translation of Bernard Mandeville's The Fable of the Bees. The first selection is the preface Du Châtelet wrote for her translation of...

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anthropophagi

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

Cannibals, especially in legends or fables. Recorded from the mid 16th century, the word comes via Latin from Greek anthrōpophagos ‘man-eating’.

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Foxes

David W. Macdonald.

in The Encyclopedia of Mammals

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5771 words.

In aesop's fable the cunning fox outwits the stork; the hero of the medieval tales of Reynard the Fox always

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Wolves

Paul C. Paquet.

in The Encyclopedia of Mammals

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 3471 words.

There is no animal more enshrined in the myths of northern cultures than the gray wolf. Aesop's fables celebrated its

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The Inner World

Sudhir Kakar.

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Social Psychology. 256 pages.

Feelings, impulses, wishes, and fantasies—the dynamic content of the inner world—occupy the deepest recesses of the psyche. It is through introspection and empathy, essential to...

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HistoryXFable

Mike Fortun.

in Promising Genomics

February 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 1539 words.

In the deCODE mass media stories, no one leveraged the saga effect better than Robert Kunzig in his December 1998 piece in Discover, “Blood of the Vikings.” The issue was on U.S. newsstands...

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stork

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The white stork is traditionally known as the bringer of children, and other legends associate the bird as a bringer of luck to houses where it nests.

In Aesop's fable of Jupiter...

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Leadership Memes

Stephen J. Zaccaro.

in The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations

May 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Organizational Psychology. 19961 words.

Leadership has fascinated people since antiquity. This fascination has given rise to countless intergenerational transmissions and replications of leadership stories, legends, fables, and...

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