Book Launch - Abstract Market Theory (in conversation with Jon Roffe)

The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

COSM and the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy (MSCP) invite you to the launch of Abstract Market Theory in conversation with its author, Jon Roffe.

About the Book

The market plays a profoundly significant role in contemporary society; its operations and effects engage the whole range of human existence from the global to the mundane. At the same time, answers to the question 'what is the market?' are rudimentary at best; the disparity between theory and reality was cast in a particularly stark light by the global financial crisis. Drawing on a variety of sources in recent and contemporary philosophy, finance, the history of modern mathematics, sociology and anthropology, Abstract Market Theory elaborates a new philosophy of the market, and thereby provides a means to address basic questions concerning value, price, capitalism and debt. In doing so it begins to reinvigorate the withered relationship between economic theory and philosophy itself.

About the Author

Dr Jon Roffe is a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He is a co-director of COSM (Cluster for the study of Organization, Society and Markets), was the founding convenor of the Melbourne School of Continental Philosophy, and is an editor of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy. The co-editor of a number of volumes on twentieth-century French philosophy, Jon is also the author of Badiou’s Deleuze (Acumen 2012), Muttering for the Sake of Stars (Surpllus, 2012), Gilles Deleuze’s Empiricism and Subjectivity (forthcoming, EUP), The Works of Gilles Deleuze (forthcoming, re-press), and the co-author of Lacan Deleuze Badiou (EUP 2014) with AJ Bartlett and Justin Clemens.