In Alberto Berrini (ed.), Le crisi finanziarie e il “Derivatus paradoxus”. Editrice Monti. pp. 143–171 (2008)

Achille C. Varzi
Columbia University
This is a sequel to my paper "Il denaro è un’opera d’arte", focusing on the metaphysics of those peculiar social objects that play an increasingly central role in the financial world—derivatives. On the analysis I offer, they appear to run afoul of Searle’s theory of social objects (or of the theory outlined in my earlier paper), and I put forward some suggestions on where to look for the necessary adjustments.
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