Grenzwesen Mensch. Zur systematischen Aktualität von Georg Simmels Kulturphilosophie

Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie 14 (2):123–136 (2020)
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This paper examines Georg Simmel’s philosophy of culture in relation to anthropological debates, developing a historical and a systematic argument: First, I show that Simmel’s approach can be read as a response to the anthropological challenge of modernity. Second, I demonstrate that Simmel’s theory of culture can be brought to bear on current anthropological debates. Focusing on his concept of cultivation, I argue that Simmel advances a transformative concept of humanity that considers both the biological nature of humans and the distinct character of human culture.
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