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Simmelova kritika moderne
Simmel´s Critique of Modernism

Author(s): Spahija Kozlić
Subject(s): Sociology, 19th Century Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Social Theory, Sociology of Culture
Published by: U.G. »HIJATUS«
Keywords: Modernity; sociology of culture; fashion; economic sociology; Neo-kantianism; Frankfurt School; Georg Simmel;
Summary/Abstract: This book represents a result of a longstanding research of the German thinker Georg Simmel’s philosophical-sociological standpoints and his influence on the twentieth century social thought. The approach to the research of Simmel’s philosophical image of the world is primarily of monographic character, and there are two reasons for that. First, Georg Simmel’s name is almost unknown in philosophical, and even sociological, circles in the broader space of the Balkans. Presentation of his entire opus was thus in itself the imposed task. Second, decoupage of Simmel’s standpoints out of many postmetaphysical currents from the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century, even though being a hard task represents a big challenge for a researcher. Because, this thinker, although often partially said and full of allusions, by opening the new horizons through analysis of phenomena of everyday life in modern era, directed the philosophical interest into multiple new currents, but also adhered to the analysis of philosophy from the angle of critique of its foundational concept. Simmel’s influence on the Frankfurt School’s speculative starting points, existentialist philosophy, phenomenology and, of course, establishment of specialized sociological disciplines aren’t thus surprising.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9958-716-22-5
  • Page Count: 176
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Bosnian