Published in 1918, The View of Life is Georg Simmelas final work. Famously deemed athe brightest man in Europea by George Santayana, Simmel addressed diverse topics across his essayistic writings, which influenced scholars in aesthetics, epistemology, and sociology. Nevertheless, certain core issues emerged over the course of his careerathe genesis, structure, and transcendence of social and cultural forms, and the nature and conditions of authentic individuality, including the role of mindfulness regarding mortality. Composed not long before his death, The View of Life was, Simmel wrote, his atestament, a a capstone work of profound metaphysical inquiry intended to formulate his conception of life in its entirety. Now Anglophone readers can at last read in full the work that shaped the argument of Heideggeras Being and Time and whose extraordinary impact on European intellectual life between the wars was extolled by JA¼rgen Habermas. Presented alongside these seminal essays are aphoristic fragments from Simmelas last journal, providing a beguiling look into the mind of one of the twentieth centuryas greatest thinkers.Presented alongside these seminal essays are aphoristic fragments from Simmelas last journal, providing a beguiling look into the mind of one of the twentieth centuryas greatest thinkers.
|Title||:||The View of Life|
|Author||:||Georg Simmel, Donald N. Levine, John A. Y. Andrews|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 2010|