Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Money Wisdom #201

"Money remains anchored in the domain of the secular. And since the essence of modern rationalism as a whole is simple autonomy from religion, money as secular is also rational.

But this contrast of the sacred and the secular as mutually exclusive opposites is misleading, because it is undialectical. The secular is the negation of the sacred, and both Freud and Hegel's negation affirms its own opposite. .....Luther had seen in money the essence of the secular, and therefore of the demonic. .... the money complex is... ....the heir to and substitute for the religious complex, an attempt to find God in things."

Norman O Brown Life against Death - The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History (1959) p.240

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