About the Project

“Philosophy and Money” is a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary collaboration bringing together scholars from over ten different fields and ten different countries to survey the role of money in the history of ideas.

Although the history of philosophy is rich in discussions of money, the topic has been largely neglected in contemporary academic philosophy. There are practical and moral implications, but this project foregrounds foundational questions concerning the various relations between economic practice and the development of philosophical theories.

In the first year a team of scholars across the humanities and social sciences convene in workshops hosted by The Toolbox Dialogue Initiative to share feedback on original research and to address methodological challenges to interdisciplinary collaboration. In a second year participants reflect on the results of the conference to revise individually composed chapters and to co-author section introductions to Volumes One and Two of The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Money.

The project narrative of the NEH grant is available here.