Philia (φιλία) as an ancient Greek word for love refers to brotherly love, including friendship and affection. This contrast to the ancient Greek terms Eros, or sexual/romantic love, and agapē, or detached, spiritual love.
Suffixes with the common part -phil- (-phile, -philia, -philic) are used to specify some kind of attraction or affinity to something, in particular the love or obsession with something. They are antonymic to suffixes -phob-.MMT commenter 'Leverage' made an interesting observation in a previous thread related to how many people who are not capable of understanding even some of the most basic assumptions included in MMT that really are just basic points of cognition and logic; are exhibiting astonishing behavioral characteristics; from 'Leverage':
"There is something about this human construct, "money"... that makes apparently normal human being to degenerate in an inferior mental state, sort of irrational where natural logic operations do not longer apply. It probably has to do with the fact that money induces similar mental states than drugs in most humans, increasing neural activity in certain areas of the brain and production of certain neurotransmitters. It's a total takeover of the limbic system over the neocortex. TPTB utilize this as a powerful propaganda tool then to make us think that we are 'borrowing from the future' at the 'expense of our grandchildren'.
Neocortex does not function then telling you that is physically impossible to 'borrow from the future' or consume production that has not been produced. Is very hard to fight this takeover of the emotional feedback over cognitive reasoning, just try at your personal family meets or with friends, you will encounter heavy opposition and even indirect violence."This is fascinating.
Leverage identifies here how actual normal brain functions are affected by the abstract concept of "money".
In 1 Timothy 6, the Apostle Paul writes:
9 Now, those intending to be rich are falling into a trial and a trap and the many foolish and harmful desires which are swamping men in extermination and destruction. 10 For a root of all of the evils is the fondness for money, which some, craving, were led astray from the faith and try themselves on all sides with much pain. "The KJV of the scripture here has it: "For the love of money is the root of all evil"; probably most people have heard a form of this scripture (I do not believe it is THE root but rather A root). But the actual word that Paul uses to reveal this truth is philarguria, which is better translated: "fondness of silver", you can see this word in the original Greek at the link to the inter-linear tool just above.
Paul was an Israelite who was writing to his fellow Israelite Timothy and using economic terms that they both would be most familiar with. Here Paul uses the term argurion (and fondness for it), to identify to Timothy in a term they best would both understand, an abstract "unit of exchange" or "money thing" used by Israelites, silver, that could become a focus of obsession (a "-philia"). An abstract concept presented to the human as trial and a trap. If we are caught up in it, we exhibit a harmful desire, a 'fondness' for something abstract instead of something real, we are caught in a trap leading the human into extermination and destruction.
I believe Leverage has identified some of the physical or biological effects that this destructive spiritual force can foment. These spiritual forces can apparently cause actual physiological effects on human brain function effecting both the cognition and reasoning of what should be normally functioning people. If we put people caught up in this falseness in positions of great civil economic authority and influence, we perhaps can see why the rest of society suffers economically.
So we may have happened upon a new "philia" here. Perhaps call it Arguriophilia, a "fondness of money", that is taking a severe mental toll on the people caught up in it. Right now it seems very powerful, pervasive and destructive. Stay invigorated in the truth.