Eyja M. Brynjarsdóttir
Eyja M. Brynjarsdóttir
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Books and editorial work

Lærdómsrit Bókmenntafélagsins

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Since the fall of 2014, I have been editor for a series of translations of classical scholarly works published by the Icelandic literary society. Recent additions include Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, De clementia by Seneca, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn, 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.

 


Philosophy Diary

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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.

 


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My book on the ontology of money is coming out in October 2018 with 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 and preorder here.

 


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.