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Honors Bachelor of Arts
This paper explores the concepts of individualism and holism in social ontology through an analysis of the ontology of money by integrating insights from the Critical Realist tradition as well as the distinction between metaphysical grounds and anchors. In doing so it examines alternative explanations of money's ontology like the paradigmatic approach of John Searle. The results of the inquiry are then connected in relation to the models of social explanation in mainstream economics.
Payne, James, "Against Monetary Functionalism: a Social Ontology of Money" (2020). Honors Program Theses. 124.
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