Towards a New Currency of Economic Criticism Towards a New Currency of Economic Criticism
Reading value and exchange as part of a social system of signs, perceptions, and representations of value will serve to expose a penchant for material fetishism in economic criticism and provide a theory of currency, value, and exchange that contextualizes representational and material notions of value within the social and economic system that provides the processes and mechanisms of value determination. The way that the Prefect, the Minister D___, and Dupin each conceptualize the purloined letter as having a different representational relationship with value can be used to demonstrate Poe’s abductive framework for economy.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:edgar allan poe the purloined letter commodity fethish fetishism currency value representational money c s peirce charles sanders theory gold paper signification monetary standard abductive logic abduction pragmatism pragmatic material reward economic criticism economy modern metaphysics deduction detective macguffin dupin of literature seminar on purveyor truth exchange valuation preference perception social networks logical process ratiocination semiotic
Date of Publication:06/27/2008