The View of Life: Four Metaphysical Essays with Journal Aphorisms

The View of Life: Four Metaphysical Essays with Journal Aphorisms

Georg Simmel


released in 1918, The View of Life is Georg Simmel’s ultimate paintings. Famously deemed “the brightest guy in Europe” by means of George Santayana, Simmel addressed assorted issues throughout his essayistic writings, which prompted students in aesthetics, epistemology, and sociology. however, yes center concerns emerged over the process his career—the genesis, constitution, and transcendence of social and cultural types, and the character and stipulations of actual individuality, together with the position of mindfulness concerning mortality. Composed now not lengthy prior to his dying, The View of Life used to be, Simmel wrote, his “testament,” a capstone paintings of profound metaphysical inquiry meant to formulate his notion of existence 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 remarkable influence on ecu highbrow existence among the wars used to be extolled via Jürgen Habermas. provided along those seminal essays are aphoristic fragments from Simmel’s final magazine, delivering a beguiling check out the brain of 1 of the 20th century’s maximum thinkers.

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