The Conditions of Money's Compliance: Georg Simmel and Sociological Systems Theory

Sociologia Internationalis 34, pp. 13-39 (1996)

28 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2013

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

The article proposes to translate Georg Simmel's paradox of money being the indifference that makes the difference into an analysis of money being, as a medium of communication, the difference that makes, inside society, the difference of economy. Introducing a description of temporalized social systems the article translates Simmel's terms of pure means into terms of self and reference, and of form and medium. The vehicle for these attempts at translation is the notion of observing and self-referential social systems.

Keywords: Form, Medium, Money, Society, Systems

Suggested Citation

Baecker, Dirk, The Conditions of Money's Compliance: Georg Simmel and Sociological Systems Theory (1996). Sociologia Internationalis 34, pp. 13-39 (1996), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2285734

Dirk Baecker (Contact Author)

Witten/Herdecke University ( email )

Germany

HOME PAGE: http://catjects.wordpress.com

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
95
Abstract Views
571
rank
307,803
PlumX Metrics