The aim of this book is to shed light on how people come to hold opposing views, how these views solidify into the sides of a debate and how one side becomes the dominant view. Why, as all have access to the same nature, physical and human, don't they come to the same conclusions? Or, if each individual is different, why don't they come to wholly different conclusions? A sociology of perception must explain both why the world resembles neither an epistemological Tower of Babel in which communication between individuals is impossible nor a homogenized blend in which communication is no longer necessary. t
1 Introduction (Notes, 5) -- 2 Historiography and Cultural Theory (Notes, 24) -- 3 Bullionism and Irish Currency (The Setting: 1797—1802, 28 An Analytical Preview, 40 Monetary Debate: 1797—1802, 43 An Analytical Summary, 64 Notes., 66) -- 4 English Currency and the Bullion Report (The Setting: 1807—1810, 72 An Analytical Preview, 79 The English Currency Debate: 1807—1810. 82 An Analytical Summary, 90 Notes, 98) -- 5 The Failure of Bullionist Monetary Theory and Policy (The Setting: 1810—1811, 103 An Analytical Preview, 105 Debate on the Bullion Report, 105 An Analytical Summary, 125 Notes, 132) -- 6 The Success of Bullionism and the Bullionists (The Setting: 1815 1819, 138 An Analytical Preview, 146 Monetary Debate and Monetary Policy: 1816—1819, 149 An Analytical Summary, 165 Notes. 167) -- 7 Summary, Assessment, and Conclusions (Notes. 184) – Bibliography – Index.