Behavioral and Brain Sciences



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Money as epistemic structure


Sanjay Chandrasekharan a1
a1 Centre for Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, 211002 India. sanjayen@gmail.com http://www.sce.carleton.ca/~schandra.

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Abstract

A testable model of the origin of money is outlined. Based on the notion of epistemic structures, the account integrates the tool and drug views using a common underlying model, and addresses the two puzzles presented by Lea & Webley (L&W) – money's biological roots and the adaptive significance of our tendency to acquire money.

(Published Online April 5 2006)