Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction — For an Abstract Market Theory

  3. The Being of the Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Jon Roffe
      Pages 9-24
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  4. Realization of the Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Jon Roffe
      Pages 91-105
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 153-180

About this book


Financial markets play a huge role in society but theoretical reflections on what constitutes these markets are scarce. Drawing on sources in philosophy, finance, the history of modern mathematics, sociology and anthropology, Abstract Market Theory elaborates a new philosophy of the market in order to redress this gap between reality and theory.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jon Roffe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New South WalesAustralia

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