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Simmel, Georg (1858–1918)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DC074-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Georg Simmel was a prolific German philosopher and sociologist, who was one of the principal founders of sociology in Germany. His philosophy and social theory had a major impact in the early decades of the twentieth century, both among professional philosophers and sociologists and within the cultural and artistic spheres. This is true of his foundation for sociology, his philosophy of art and culture, his philosophy of life and his philosophy of money. His thought ranged from substantive issues within the philosophical tradition to a concern with the everyday world and its objects.

Citing this article:
Frisby, David. Simmel, Georg (1858–1918), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DC074-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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