An Ontology Of Economic Objects
AbstractEconomic reality is constituted by economic objects such as goods, commodities, money, value, price, and exchange that, together, give rise to the complex entity known as the market. Each of these categories is governed by exact laws that provide the conditions for settling objectively whether individuals' views about an instance of any category indeed correspond to that category. This paper describes such laws for each category. The aim of this paper is to lay the groundwork for an ontological description of economic reality.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 5566.
Date of creation: Apr 1999
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Publication status: Published in American Journal of Economics and Sociology 2.58(1999): pp. 299-312
economic reality; social ontology; economic categories; economic objects; goods; commodities; money; value; price; exchange; philosophy of economics;
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