Eyja M. Brynjarsdóttir
Eyja M. Brynjarsdóttir

Books and editorial work

The Reality of Money

reality of money.jpg

My book on the philosophy of money was published in October 2018 by Rowman and Littlefield International. The questions I address there include "What is money and how does it acquire its value?" "How do we assign a measurable monetary value to human goods that do not seem quantifiable?" "What role does money play in the structure of society?" "Is money an illusion or is it real?" Despite the enormous impact of money on the structure of human society, as well as its effect on our daily decision-making, surprisingly little philosophical work has been done on money to date. In this book, I examine the metaphysical foundations of money as well as the power structures that characterize the world of finance, connecting the ontology of money to considerations about inequality and other real-life issues. You can check it out here.


Philosophy Diary


Along with my coworkers in the project Feminist Philosophy Transforming Philosophy, I published a diary or organizer for the year 2016 where one woman from the history of philosophy was covered for each week of the year.


Lærdómsrit Bókmenntafélagsins

varnar konunnar.jpeg

I was editor for a series of translations of classical scholarly works published by the Icelandic literary society from 2014 to 2018. The series is called Lærdómsrit Bókmenntafélagsins or “The scholarly works of the Literary Society.” Some of the most recent additions include Simone de Beauvoir’s Pyrrhus et Cinéas and Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and a collection of the letters between Elizabeth of Bohemia and Descartes and between Damaris Cudworth Masham and Leibniz accompanied by an excerpt from Mary Astell's Serious Proposal to the Ladies.


Hugur and Ritið

Once upon a time, I was the editor of Hugur, the journal of the Icelandic philosophical society. Check it out here

I have also been editor of Ritið, the journal for the institute of Humanities at the University of Iceland. Look at that here.