Campus Units

Philosophy and Religious Studies, World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

Finance and Society

Volume

2

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

1

DOI

10.2218/finsoc.v2i1.1660

Abstract

Debt is fundamental to finance and society. Derived from the French finir, ‘finance’ has long been associated with the settling of debts. Today, the financial industry mediates between unprecedented levels of indebtedness among households, businesses, and governments, on the one hand, and record levels of financialised assets, on the other. The ethical questions raised by contemporary practices of borrowing, lending, repayment, and default are thus central to the ethics of finance today.

Comments

This is an article from Finance and Society 2 (2016): 1, doi: 10.2218/finsoc.v2i1.1660. Posted with permission.

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The Authors

Language

en

File Format

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