Stephen R.C. Hicks

Stephen R.C. Hicks is a professor in the department of philosophy and executive director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University. His website is www.stephenhicks.org.

Money’s Truth and Money’s Health

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Money is funny, the old saying goes, both in the cognitive puzzles it generates and the motivational extremes of human behavior it causes. The anti-liberal theorist Karl Marx ascribed these words to the liberal politician William Gladstone: “Even love has not turned more men into fools than has meditation upon the nature of money.” In The Ontology and Function of Money: The Philosophical Fundamentals of Monetary Institutions, Dr. Leonidas Zelmanovitz has ambitious plans. He seems to have read everything important related to money by philosophers, economists, historians, and sociologists. To give a sense of Zelmanovitz’s range of classic and contemporary concerns,…

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