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Apr. 26th, 2015

04:05 pm - Crowdfunding, ca. 1720.

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„But the most absurd and preposterous of all, and which shewed, more completely than any other, the utter madness of the people, was one started by an unknown adventurer, entitled "A company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is." Were not the fact stated by scores of credible witnesses, it would be impossible to believe that any person could have been duped by such a project... Next morning, at nine o'clock, this great man opened an office in Cornhill. Crowds of people beset his door, and when he shut up at three o'clock, he ... was thus, in five hours, the winner of 2000l. He was philosopher enough to be contented with his venture, and set off the same evening for the Continent. He was never heard of again.“
Charles Mackay, Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

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From:ogrizomuta
Date:April 26th, 2015 01:50 pm (UTC)
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Рад Вас снова видеть.
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From:furia_krucha
Date:April 27th, 2015 10:46 am (UTC)
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Спасибо.
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From:andy_dutch
Date:April 28th, 2015 04:24 pm (UTC)
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Плюс один! Не могли бы вы мне помочь: хочется найти историю схоластики: ... Фома Аквинский, Дунс Скот ... Суарес - кто, когда публиковал. Пара попыток дает ранние публикации конца XVI, а как обстояло дело раньше не очень понятно. Буду очень благодарен!
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From:furia_krucha
Date:April 29th, 2015 11:32 am (UTC)
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Раньше были рукописи. Оксфордские схоластики, например, есть в Оксфорде (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=bodleian&manuscript=msdigby76). По поводу Фомы нужно спрашивать братьев доминиканцев, они всегда рады помочь в исследованиях.
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From:andy_dutch
Date:April 29th, 2015 02:56 pm (UTC)
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Спасибо!
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