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"The earliest phase of social formations found in historical as well as in contemporary social structures is this: a relatively small circle firmly closed against neighboring, strange, or in some way antagonistic circles." -- Georg Simmel
Georg Simmel (March 1, 1858 – September 28, 1918) was a major German sociologist, philosopher, and critic.

Simmel was one of the first generation of German sociologists: his neo-Kantian approach laid the foundations for sociological antipositivism, asking 'What is society?' in a direct allusion to Kant's question 'What is nature?', presenting pioneering analyses of social individuality and fragmentation. For Simmel, culture referred to "the cultivation of individuals through the agency of external forms which have been objectified in the course of history". Simmel discussed social and cultural phenomena in terms of "forms" and "contents" with a transient relationship; form becoming content, and vice versa, dependent on the context. In this sense he was a forerunner to structuralist styles of reasoning in the social sciences. With his work on the metropolis, Simmel was a precursor of urban sociology, symbolic interactionism and social network analysis.

An acquaintance of Max Weber, Simmel wrote on the topic of personal character in a manner reminiscent of the sociological 'ideal type'. He broadly rejected academic standards, however, philosophically covering topics such as emotion and romantic love. Both Simmel and Weber's nonpositivist theory would inform the eclectic critical theory of the Frankfurt School.

Simmel's most famous works today are The Problems of the Philosophy of History (1892), The Philosophy of Money (1907), The Metropolis and Mental Life (1903), Soziologie (1908, inc. The Stranger, The Social Boundary, The Sociology of the Senses, The Sociology of Space, and On The Spatial Projections of Social Forms), and Fundamental Questions of Sociology (1917). He also wrote extensively on the philosophy of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, as well on art, most notably his book Rembrandt: An Essay in the Philosophy of Art (1916).

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Total Books: 135
Essays on Religion
2013 - Essays on Religion [Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Monograph Serie] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780300205077
ISBN-10: 0300205074
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality
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Schopenhauer und Nietzsche
2011 - Schopenhauer Und Nietzsche [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783842470873
ISBN-10: 3842470878
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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Philosophy of Money
2011 - Philosophy of Money [Routledge Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415610117
ISBN-10: 0415610117
Genre: Nonfiction
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The View of Life Four Metaphysical Essays with Journal Aphorisms
2011 - The VIew of Life Four Metaphysical Essays with Journal Aphorisms (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780226757834
ISBN-10: 0226757838
Genre: Nonfiction
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Sociologie
2010 - Sociologie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782130579175
ISBN-10: 2130579175
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Einleitung in Die Moralwissenschaft Eine Kritik Der Ethischen Grundbegriffe Volume 1
2010 - Einleitung in Die Moralwissenschaft Eine Kritik Der Ethischen Grundbegriffe Volume 1 [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142097523
ISBN-10: 1142097528
Genre: Nonfiction
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Einleitung in Die Moralwissenschaft Eine Kritik Der Ethischen Grundbegriffe Volume 2
Philosophie Des Geldes
2010 - Philosophie Des Geldes [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142758493
ISBN-10: 1142758494
Genre: Nonfiction
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Die Probleme Der Geschichtsphilosophie Eine Erkenntnistheoretische Studie
2010 - Die Probleme Der Geschichtsphilosophie Eine Erkenntnistheoretische Studie [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781141674466
ISBN-10: 1141674467
Genre: Nonfiction
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Eine Erkenntnistheoretische Studie
2010 - Eine Erkenntnistheoretische Studie [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141173693
ISBN-10: 1141173697
Genre: Nonfiction
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Kant
2010 - Kant [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781141181377
ISBN-10: 1141181371
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ber Sociale Differenzierung Sociologische Und Psychologische Untersuchungen
2010 - Ber Sociale Differenzierung Sociologische Und Psychologische Untersuchungen [German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141243723
ISBN-10: 1141243725
Genre: Nonfiction
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Goethe
2009 - Goethe [German Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781117571195
ISBN-10: 111757119X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Soziologie Untersuchungen ber die formen der vergesellschaftung
2009 - Soziologie Untersuchungen Ber Die Formen Der Vergesellschaftung [German and German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781116857382
ISBN-10: 1116857383
Genre: Nonfiction
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Der Konflikt der Modernen Kultur
2009 - Der Konflikt Der Modernen Kultur (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781116097917
ISBN-10: 1116097915
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Schopenhauer y Nietzsche
2009 - Schopenhauer Y Nietzsche [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496133228
ISBN-10: 8496133222
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
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I problemi fondamentali della filosofia
2009 - I Problemi Fondamentali Della Filosofia (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788877107886
ISBN-10: 887710788X
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Pedagogia escolar/ School Pedagogy
2008 - Pedagogia Escolar/ School Pedagogy [Dimension Clasica - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788497841412
ISBN-10: 8497841417
Genre: Nonfiction
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Sociologia/ Socialogy Estudios Sobre Las Formas De Socializacion
2007 - Sociologia/ Socialogy Estudios Sobre Las Formas De Socializacion [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420624792
ISBN-10: 8420624799
Genre: Nonfiction
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Imagenes momentaneas/ Momentary Images
2007 - Imagenes Momentaneas/ Momentary Images [Dimension Clasica - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788497841405
ISBN-10: 8497841409
Genre: Nonfiction
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Roma Florencia Venecia/ Rome Florence Venice
2007 - Roma Florencia Venecia/ Rome Florence Venice [Dimension Clasica - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788497841429
ISBN-10: 8497841425
Genre: Nonfiction
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2007 - Philosophie De L'argent [2e dition] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Il Povero (Other)
1999 - Sociologies Etudes Sur Les Formes De La Socialisation [Ancien prix diteur : 45.50 - Economisez 23 %] (Paperback)
1997 - Essays on Religion No 10 [Monograph Series Society for the Scientific Study of Religion] (Hardcover)Paperback
1988 - New Perspectives on the American Community [Dorsey Series in Sociology] (Paperback)Paperback
1972 - Georg Simmel on Individuality and Social Forms [Heritage of Sociology Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
Aufsatze Und Abhandlungen 1901-1908 [Gesamtausgabe / Georg Simmel - German Edition] (Hardcover)
Soziologie Untersuchungen Uber Die Formen Der Vergesellschaftung [Gesamtausgabe / Georg Simmel - German Edition] (Hardcover)