In Virgilio Melchiorre (ed.), Enciclopedia della Filosofia e delle Scienze Umane. Novara, Italy: de Agostini. pp. 249-250 (1996)

A short discussion of the notions of self-love and self-interest in early modern ethics and the shaping of political economy
Keywords self-love  self-interest  altruism  Augustine  Mandeville  Adam Smith
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