Definition of Fable of the Bees
What does the word Fable of the Bees mean?
part of speech: noun
or Private Vices made Public Benefits. A poem by Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733). An attempt to show that human passions and evil tendencies work unconsciously towards the welfare of society, which, as at present constituted, is inconceivable without them. He was opposed by Bishop Berkeley.