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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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The Ethics of Game Design

Miguel Sicart.

in The Ethics of Computer Games

April 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Computer Science. 5668 words.

This chapter considers the issue of ethical gameplay in order to understand what it means and to provide a framework that can inspire and challenge game developers. Before presenting such a...

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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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The Good Work Done

Jefferson A. Singer.

in The Proper Pirate

November 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 8331 words.

Chapter 9 recounts Stevenson’s final years and argues he had arrived at a sense of identity that overcame his “Escape from Shame” script. Maintaining relatively good health and embracing a...

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Volume Editor's Introduction

in Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings

September 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 15169 words.

Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet (1706–1749), challenged all expectations about a woman's place and function in European elite society in the first half of...

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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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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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