Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary

The biology of the interest in money


Joseph Agassi a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel, and Department of Philosophy, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3. agass@post.tau.ac.il http://www.tau.ac.il/~agass/

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Abstract

Why are people interested in money? This question is too broad: there are many kinds of money, interest, and people. The biological approach of Lea & Webley (L&W) makes them seek the roots of this interest, and they contend that tool making and addiction qualify as the roots. Curiosity and the quest for power, however, qualify too. As L&W rightly admit, other approaches supplement their biological one.

(Published Online April 5 2006)