The Writing of Price



We have arrived at an elementary definition of the market as the exclusive and univocal medium of price, and a schematic concept of price as integrally quantitative and essentially contingent. It remains to determine the precise nature of the relationship between price and the market, on the one hand, and the relationship between the market and the social on the other. The latter problematic will be treated in the second half of the book, but the first will receive, in this chapter and the next, two complementary answers: that price is inscribed, and that price is intensive. These features are doubled by determinations proper to the market conceived as a medium: the market will be defined as an inscriptive and intensive surface.


Correlative Space Social Regime Intensive Quantity Psychic Life Conscious Life 
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  1. 1.University of New South WalesAustralia

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