Fenton, T.R. Books
Dr. T. R. (Rick) Fenton received his Ph.D. in Bio-Engineering from Strathclyde University in Scotland, and has taught at McGill University in Montreal and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Fenton is a Professional Engineer and Certified Clinical Engineer responsible for the formation of Asymptote, Inc. and Scensor, Inc. in the private sector.2010 0-7734-1409-6
This study adds to the sociology of money through a constructivist model that
directly applies the conjugate species concept in computer simulation. The concept
of conjugate species is introduced to address the species problem through adaptation of the ecological species concept to social reality and agency of artifacts. Author’s Abstract:
This work presents a critical theory of money based on social
construction. It provides a multi-disciplinary synthesis strongly guided
by the institutional philosophy of John R. Searle. An information-based
ontology of social reality is used to reframe existential questions about money and species, and develop new concepts that enable money as species to be explored.
The potential implications of the work are far-reaching and discussed in
a scenario framework derived from Pascal’s Wager. This book is timely, given the current global financial crisis; however it has more to do with September 11, 2001 and impact of the unforeseen. The study is not about making money and has little to do with contemporary economics; it is
about acquiring the cognitive tools to understand the evolutionary cost
of our servitude to money.