History of European Ideas 36 (2):153-166 (2010)

Authors
Hans W. Blom
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Abstract
Dutch decline is usually studied as a topic in economic history: when did it really start, what shape did it take? In this article an attempt is made to show the actual awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of the Dutch economy, in the terms used by participants in three public debates. The classical Dutch discourse of decay and decline evolved in response to national and international political reality. The Bickerse Beroerten debate of 1650 shows the conflict between neo-Roman and neo-Athenian tendencies. Subsequently, the explanation of Dutch decline by the Anglo-Dutch pamphleteer Bernard Mandeville is shown to be markedly different from his advice to the English . Finally, the 1630s Dutch debate between Lieven de Beaufort and his critics represents the maturing of the Dutch vocabulary of decline, including its failure to take into account the organisational preconditions of modern society
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1016/j.histeuroideas.2010.01.002
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 53,558
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Mandeville, Bernard.Phyllis Vandenberg & Abigail DeHart - 2013 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Bernard Mandeville and the 'Economy' of the Dutch.Alexander Bick - 2008 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 1 (1):87-106.
Hans W. Blom.Bernard Mandeville - 2009 - In Neven Leddy & Avi Lifschitz (eds.), Epicurus in the Enlightenment. Voltaire Foundation. pp. 12--31.
Bernard Mandeville.Alex Voorhoeve - 2002 - The Philosophers' Magazine 20:53.
The Decline of Trust, The Decline of Democracy?Patti Tamara Lenard - 2005 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (3):363-378.
Mandeville on Governability.Martin Otero Knott - 2014 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 12 (1):19-49.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-12-18

Total views
9 ( #863,431 of 2,348,458 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #511,012 of 2,348,458 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes