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dc.contributor.authorCarey, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-15T12:14:02Z
dc.date.available2013-10-15T12:14:02Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-15
dc.identifier.citationCarey, D. Locke's Species: Money and Philosophy in the 1690s. Annals of Science, 70(3), 357-380.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0003-3790
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/3743
dc.descriptionJournal articleen_US
dc.description.abstractJohn Locke intervened in two major debates in which the issue of species featured: (1) the question of whether species designations are based on real essences or only nominal essences (discussed in the Essay), and (2) the debate over the recoinage of English currency in the 1690s, in which Locke argued for a restoration of silver depleted by widescale clipping (discussed in his economic writings published between 1692-95). This article investigates Locke's position on the recoinage and considers alternative proposals in the period, including those which advocated the introduction of a 'new species' of money in the form of credit, based on land. Locke opened the space, philosophically, for innovations in defining money, but endorsed a narrower conception of money as silver by weight alone (not by its stamp or denomination). His rationale for doing so exposes his attachment to shared systems of measurement, intersubjective agreement and ways of stabilizing meaning by reference to external criteria (in this case, the weight of silver, a measure that functioned internationally). This suggests a pattern of attempting to constrain the nominalism that his system otherwise foregrounded.en_US
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dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals of Scienceen
dc.subjectJohn Lockeen_US
dc.subjectMoneyen_US
dc.subjectSpeciesen_US
dc.subjectRecoinageen_US
dc.subjectCrediten_US
dc.subjectLand banksen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy of languageen_US
dc.titleLocke's species: Money and philosophy in the 1690sen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2013-09-26T14:41:01Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00033790.2013.798192
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00033790.2013.798192en_US
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dc.local.contactDaniel Carey, School Of Humanities (English), & Moore Institute, Tower 1, Arts/Science Building, Nui Galway. 3083 Email: daniel.carey@nuigalway.ie
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