Time=Money: The Notion of the Ideal Applied to Physics

Joost Kircz
Pages 01-52| Published online: 16 Sep 2022

Kircz, Joost. 2023. “Time=Money: The Notion of the Ideal Applied to Physics.” Marxism & Sciences 2(1): 1–52. 


This paper is about the possibility of using the notion of the Ideal in physics, this on top of its known role in communications, education, and economy. Present day fashion is to import concepts and methods from the natural sciences into the humanities. However as human culture covers all human knowledge, this one-way approach demands critique. Not only by arguing about the limitations of this fashion, but by investigating the reverse. To what extent can we apply ideas and models from the humanities into natural science? Below, I argue that the notion of the Ideal can be made operational by stipulating that time as measure of the Ideal change, is on par with money as measure of the Ideal value.

KEYWORDS: Ideal, Ilyenkov, Marx, Money, Change, Value, Time, Physics


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