" Although money ought by no means to be regarded as a chief end of man's life, neither is it a trifling matter, to be held in philosophic contempt, representing as it does to so large an extent, the means of physical comfort and social well-being"
I quoted it from: http://www.studyguidezone.com/thea_reading.htm
Can you explain the structure of that sentence?
What is held in philosophic contempt? How many simple sentences in that sentence?
It's too difficult for me to understand.
All your comments are welcome here. Thank you very much for your help.