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The Philosophy of Money - Georg Simmel

The Philosophy of Money

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780415341738
Number Of Pages: 538

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'I have lost interest ... in all that I have written prior to The Philosophy of Money. This one is really my book, the others appear to me colourless and seem as if they could have been written by anyone else.' - Georg Simmel to Heinrich Rickert (1904)
We should all be grateful for this translation. It must have been extremely hard work, but it shows no trace of it. Indeed, it positively sparkles.' - Alan Ryan, The Guardian
In The Philosophy of Money, Simmel provides us with a remarkably wide-ranging discussion of the social, psychological and philosophical aspects of the money economy, full of brilliant insights into the forms that social relationships take. He analyzes the relationships of money to exchange, the human personality, the position of women, individual freedom and many other areas of human existence. Later he provides us with an account of the consequences of the modern money economy and the division of labor, which examines the processes of alienation and reification in work, urban life and elsewhere. Perhaps, more than any of his other sociological works, The Philosophy of Money gives us an example of his comprehensive analysis of the interrelationships between the most diverse and seemingly connected social phenomena.
This revised edition of the translation by Tom Bottomore and David Frisby, includes a new Preface by David Frisby.

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We should all be grateful for this translation. It must have been extremely hard work, but it shows no trace of it. Indeed, it positively sparkles.' - Alan Ryan, The Guardian

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Translation
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction to the Translation
Preface
Analytical Part
Value and Money
The Value of Money as Substance
Money in the Sequence of Purposes
Synthetic Part
Individual Freedom
The Money Equivalent of Personal Values
the Style of Life
Appendix: The Constitution of the Text
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ISBN: 9780415341738
ISBN-10: 0415341736
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 538
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition

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