Paper's abstract

Pierre Demeulenaere, Legitimating and Denunciating the Search for Money in Modernity
The search for money creates old issues of legitimacy which are renewed in modernity by the modification of the economical behaviour and the development of human sciences about them. Therefore arises the problem of their possible normativity when they analyse these behaviours and their changes. This paper suggests the necessity to introduce, when describing behaviours linked to an economical rationality, the theme of the perception, by the actors, of a legitimacy of their action. Which would then come under a more embracing principle of axiological rationality.

Key Words : money, modernity, normativity
t. 42, 1998 : p. 137-151