Paper's abstract

Rémy Libchaber, Money, between Matter and Memory
At the age of scriptural money and of euro, is it necessary to go on asking questions about the relationship between money and precious metals ? More than a quick denial, one can see that the exercise is helpful, for it unveils the whole continuity in the legal conception of currency. Our money is not only directly linked to the forms that blossomed yesterday, it also replenishes its constraints. Thinking about material money timely reminds us that incorporeal moneys are not as bad as one sometimes says, and that abstraction and realism get finally pretty well on in that matter.

Key Words : matter, memory, money, euro
t. 42, 1998 : p. 115-125