Haesler, Aldo: Koyrés Vermächtnis: Die Bewältigung moderner Kontingenz durch monetäre Sublimation, in König, Peter und Schlaudt, Oliver (Hrsg.): Kosmos: Vom Umgang mit der Welt zwischen Ausdruck und Ordnung, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2023, S. 381–405. https://doi.org/10.17885/heiup.857.c15264

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Aldo Haesler

Koyrés Vermächtnis: Die Bewältigung moderner Kontingenz durch monetäre Sublimation

Abstract Among all the frustrations modern mankind has had to suffer, we postulate that the Copernican Revolution is the deepest traumatism that has ever occurred in history. Though the importance and the great value of Alexandre Koyré’s From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe (1957) are currently attested, its focus and current reception does not fit with this traumatism. Its insuperability opened only one option: the sublimation of this traumatism by a new image of the world. The tradi­tional conception of a social and ontological synthesis of universal mutual indebtedness will be replaced by a universal synthesis of mutual enrich­ment. In this new synthesis, it is not the market which plays the central role but the process of monetary expansion fueled by the dematerializa­tion of money.

Keywords Copernican Revolution; Alexandre Koyré; infinity; money