Anticipating contemporary deconstructive readings of philosophical texts, Georg Simmel pits the two German masters of philosophy of life against each other in a play of opposition and supplementation. This first English translation of Simmel's work includes an extensive introduction, providing the reader with ready access to the text by mapping its discursive strategies.
Georg Simmel (1858-1918), a philosopher, art historian, and sociologist, wrote more than thirty books. Helmut Loiskandl is a professor of sociology at the University of Queensland. Deena Weinstein is a professor of sociology at DePaul University. Michael Weinstein is a professor of political science at Purdue University.