Reflections on the ontology of money

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dc.contributor.author Mäki, Uskali
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-22T07:58:04Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-22T07:58:04Z
dc.date.issued 2021-08-01
dc.identifier.citation Mäki , U 2021 , ' Reflections on the ontology of money ' , Journal of Social Ontology , vol. 6 , no. 2 , pp. 245-263 . https://doi.org/10.1515/jso-2020-0063
dc.identifier.other PURE: 174412348
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85100963342
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/340746
dc.description.abstract The suggestions outlined here include the following. Money is a bundle of institutionally sustained causal powers. Money is an institutional universal instantiated in generic currencies and particular money tokens. John Searle's account of institutional facts is not helpful for understanding the nature of money as an institution (while it may help to illuminate aspects of the nature of currencies and money particulars). The money universal is not a social convention in David Lewis's sense (while currencies and money particulars are characterized by high degrees of conventionality). The existence of the money universal is dependent on a larger institutional structure and cannot be understood in terms of collective belief or acceptance or agreement separately focusing on money. These claims have important implications for realism about money. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Social Ontology
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dc.subject Causal powers
dc.subject Convention
dc.subject Currency
dc.subject Existence
dc.subject Institution
dc.subject Institutional fact
dc.subject Money
dc.subject Realism
dc.subject Searle
dc.subject Social ontology
dc.subject 511 Economics
dc.subject 611 Philosophy
dc.title Reflections on the ontology of money en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Faculty Common Matters
dc.contributor.organization Mind and Matter
dc.contributor.organization TINT – Centre for Philosophy of Social Science
dc.contributor.organization Practical Philosophy
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1515/jso-2020-0063
dc.relation.issn 2196-9663
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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