Simmel

Full name: Georg Simmel
b. March 1, 1858
d. 1918
Country of birth: Germany
Profession: guest lecturer, largely unemployed

Key Writings:

  • Exchange (1907)
  • Conflict (1908)
  • Sociability (1910)
  • The Stranger (1908)
  • Fashion (1904)
  • The Metropolis and Mental Life (1903)

Key Concepts:

  • duality
  • form
  • content
  • types
  • tragedy of culture
  • blasé attitude

(Edles and Appelrouth 267-269)

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