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This lib guide is for DePauw University's international symposium on Bernard Mandeville's "The Fable of the Bees or Private Vices, Publick Benefits"

Title of Symposium

Ethics before Economics: An International Symposium on Bernard Mandeville's Fable of the Bees, Or Private Vices, Publick Benefits 


Thursday, April 25, 2019
4:00pm, Peeler Auditorium, Plenary Lecture, "Villain or Mastermind? New Contexts for Studying Bernard Mandeville" 
Mikko Tolonen, University of Helsinki, Professor of Intellectual History and Digital Humanities
Friday, April 26, 2018 (All events at DePauw's Prindle Institute for Ethics)
10:00am--1145am--Panel: Presentations by Symposium Participants
Moderated by Prof. Angela Flury
Samuel Rowe, University of Chicago, English Department, Humanities Teaching Fellow
“'A Bowl of Punch': Mandeville, Rational Choice Theory, and the Twin Spirits of Capitalism"
Jeffrey Gower, Wabash College, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
"Capitalism as Theodicy in Mandeville’s The Fable of the Bees"
Mauro Simonazzi, University of Milan, Department of Philosophy
"Happiness and Social Appearances"
1200pm-145pm, The Great Hall of the Prindle Institute for Ethics, Lunch Plenary Lecture
Prof. Anthony Pollock, University Illinois-Urbana Champaign
"Bernard Mandeville and the Culture(s) of Sustainability: Ethics, Economics, and Ecology in 'The Grumbling Hive.'"
2:00p-3:45pm--Panel: Presentations by Symposium Participants
Laura Rosenthal, University of Maryland, Professor of English
"Mandeville and the Passions"
Neil Saccamano, Cornell University, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
"The Vainglorious Sublime in Mandeville, Burke, and Sterne"
Vivasvan Soni, Northwestern University, Associate Professor of English
"Genre, Judgment, and the Passions in The Fable of the Bees"
400pm-545pm Roundtable chaired by DePauw students
A discussion with our visiting scholars about scholarly and popular media accounts of Mandeville, focusing on his popularity among libertarian economists
600pm--Closing Dinner and Jazz 
This symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Prindle Institute for Ethics, the English department, and the J. William Asher and Anne F. Harris Endowed Fund in the Humanities.