By Georg Simmel
released in 1918, The View of Life is Georg Simmel’s ultimate paintings. Famously deemed the brightest guy in Europe” by way of George Santayana, Simmel addressed diversified issues throughout his essayistic writings, which motivated students in aesthetics, epistemology, and sociology. however, convinced middle matters emerged over the process his careerthe genesis, constitution, and transcendence of social and cultural kinds, and the character and prerequisites of real individuality, together with the function of mindfulness relating to mortality. Composed now not lengthy prior to his loss of life, The View of Life used to be, Simmel wrote, his testament,” a capstone paintings of profound metaphysical inquiry meant to formulate his notion of lifestyles in its entirety.
Now Anglophone readers can ultimately learn in complete the paintings that formed the argument of Heidegger’s Being and Time and whose awesome effect on eu highbrow existence among the wars used to be extolled through Jürgen Habermas. provided along those seminal essays are aphoristic fragments from Simmel’s final magazine, offering a beguiling check out the brain of 1 of the 20 th century’s maximum thinkers.
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1895. Über eine Beziehung der Selektionslehre zur Erkenntnishtheorie. In vol. 5 of Georg Simmel Gesamtausgabe, ed. Hans-Jürgen Dahme and David P. Frisby, 62–74. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp. ———. 1897–99. The persistence of social groups. American Journal of Sociology 3:662–98, 829–36; 4:35–50. ———. 1900. Philosophie des Geldes. In vol. 6 of Georg Simmel Gesamtausgabe, ed. David P. Frisby and Klaus Christian Köhnke. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp. ———. 1902a. The number of members as determining the sociological form of the group I.