Published in 1918, The View of Life is Georg Simmel’s final work. Famously deemed “the brightest man in Europe” by George Santayana, Simmel addressed diverse topics across his essayistic writings, which influenced scholars in aesthetics, epistemology, and sociology. Nevertheless, certain core issues emerged over the course of his career—the genesis, structure, and transcendence of.
In October of 1904 George Simmel, a well-respected German sociologist, published an essay titled “Fashion” in the International Quarterly. At this time, Simmel had finally obtained the position of professor and was acknowledged by intellectual communities in both Europe and America.