The Role of Money in Plato’s Republic , Book i

The Role of Money in Plato’s Republic , Book i Seaford’s recent work has revived and further substantiated a line of argument that had been developed by Marxist scholars claiming a central role for money in the genesis of philosophical thought. In a nutshell, this line of argument holds that beneath the abstractions in which philosophy breathes and with which philosophy works we can trace the real abstraction of the money form as embodiment of abstract social labour. Following this perspective, I will try to demonstrate the role money plays in Plato’s Republic , focusing on Book i . http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Historical Materialism Brill

The Role of Money in Plato’s Republic , Book i

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Brill
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1465-4466
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1569-206X
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10.1163/1569206X-12341398
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Abstract

Seaford’s recent work has revived and further substantiated a line of argument that had been developed by Marxist scholars claiming a central role for money in the genesis of philosophical thought. In a nutshell, this line of argument holds that beneath the abstractions in which philosophy breathes and with which philosophy works we can trace the real abstraction of the money form as embodiment of abstract social labour. Following this perspective, I will try to demonstrate the role money plays in Plato’s Republic , focusing on Book i .

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Historical MaterialismBrill

Published: Jun 10, 2015

Keywords: real abstraction; use value; exchange value; reduplication; Plato; Republic

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