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An Ontology Of Economic Objects


  • Zuniga, Gloria L.


Economic 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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  • Zuniga, Gloria L., 1999. "An Ontology Of Economic Objects," MPRA Paper 5566, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:5566

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    economic reality; social ontology; economic categories; economic objects; goods; commodities; money; value; price; exchange; philosophy of economics;

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    • B19 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Other
    • Z19 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Other


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