By Georg Simmel,Daniel Silver,Donald N. Levine,John A. Y. Andrews
Published in 1918, The View of Life is Georg Simmel’s ultimate paintings. Famously deemed “the brightest guy in Europe” through George Santayana, Simmel addressed varied subject matters throughout his essayistic writings, which encouraged students in aesthetics, epistemology, and sociology. however, definite center concerns emerged over the process his career—the genesis, constitution, and transcendence of social and cultural types, and the character and stipulations of genuine individuality, together with the position of mindfulness relating to mortality. Composed no longer lengthy ahead of his demise, The View of Life used to be, Simmel wrote, his “testament,” a capstone paintings of profound metaphysical inquiry meant to formulate his perception of existence in its entirety.
Now Anglophone readers can finally learn in complete the paintings that formed the argument of Heidegger’s Being and Time and whose notable influence on ecu highbrow lifestyles among the wars used to be extolled by means of Jürgen Habermas. awarded along those seminal essays are aphoristic fragments from Simmel’s final magazine, offering a beguiling look at the brain of 1 of the 20th century’s maximum thinkers.
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The View of Life: Four Metaphysical Essays with Journal Aphorisms by Georg Simmel,Daniel Silver,Donald N. Levine,John A. Y. Andrews