chrematistics


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chrematistics

1. the study of wealth.
2. any theory of wealth as measured in money. — chrematistic, adj.
See also: Money
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The goal of chrematistics is unlimited accumulation through 'the manipulation of property and wealth so as to maximize short-term monetary exchange value.
He thinks that profit is a modern form of Aristotle's concept of unlimited chrematistics and that as such, it is incompatible with the Aristotelian orientation of the economy to the good life of virtues.
He looks into economics and chrematistics, and gives an ontological analysis of Aristotle's science of economics and of economic and ethics, describes economics and politics to the economics of happiness, and gives Aristotle's take on causation and explanation and compares it to current social and economic science.
Looking at the results obtained for fruit yield and other plant chrematistics, it can be assumed that different male pollens contain different genetic makeup and can be beneficial or harmful for potential date production.
He finally concludes that Aristotle's philosophical study of chrematistics ends up accommodating two common sentiments; the usefulness of money for getting things and the dislike for traders and money lenders (95).
It is Hawkes's contention, pace Derrida, that the conceptual shift from Aristotelian "economics" defined as "practical management of the household," where money is "limited to its natural function as a medium of exchange," to chrematistics in which "money becomes an end in itself" generates the startling equivalence that "usury is to money what difference is to language" (10-11).
The limited ability to transfer identifiable molecular chrematistics between organism through genetic engineering does not constitute the demonstration of any comprehensive or reliable system for predicting all the significant effects of transposing genes.
Economics should not be confused with chrematistics, the science of making as much money as possible.
13) We could say that the rhetoric of currency slips from the Aristotelian notion of economy to chrematistics, from mere circulation to self-interest.
The ancient Greeks had their own pejorative term for money making, chrematistics.