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'I have lost interest 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) In The Philosophy of Money, Simmel provides us with a remarkably wide-ranging discussion of the social, psychological and...more
Hardcover, 538 pages
Published May 21st 2004 by Routledge (first published 1900)
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Money is freedom. Money is a private plane. Money is no metal detection.
-50 Cent

The Philosophy of Money is an ambitious book. It is not just a sociological look at money, but dips into metaphysics, a bit of economics, and uses historical examples. Money, as 50 Cent says, is not just a store of value, but a symbol of personal freedom, something with greater meaning. Simmel's goal is to find out how and why this is the case, and his approach moves from the analytic to the synthetic. The first hund...more
Although it has been written more than 100 years ago, the Philosophy of Money is a brilliant work. No matter whether somebody agrees or not with the content it as an exceptional effort to combine philosophy, sociology. psychology and economy in order to explain what I would call the ontology of money in modern societies. The book is a very characteristic work of german structuralism.
More of an ontogeny of thought really, but establishing "value" as a kind of independent dimension of reality which is appended to the material world by exchange-interactions.

پول برای زیمل تنها جنبه اقتصادی ندارد بلکه برای او فرمی است که علاوه بر ارزش و مبادله و ارتباط ، به شکل پدیده ای و فلسفی - روانی، جای بحث و بررسی دارد. زیمل در کنار نگاه به تاریخچه پول و روند تغییرات آن بحث بسیار عمیق و دقیقی را باز می کند تا نشان دهد پول برخی فرم های اجتماعی را پدید می آورد و در کلانشهر در کنار زمان نبض هماهنگی و حیات شهر است

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Georg Simmel was a major German sociologist, philosopher, and critic.

Simmel was one of the first generation of German sociologists: his neo-Kantian approach laid the foundations for sociological antipositivism, asking 'What is society?' in a direct allusion to Kant's question 'What is nature?', presenting pioneering analyses of social individuality and fragmentation. For Simmel, culture referred t...more
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