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Sociologist Profile: Georg Simmel

By August 21, 2012

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Georg Simmel is a sociologist best known for his neo-Kantian approach to sociology, which laid the foundations for sociological anti positivism, and his structuralist styles of reasoning. He was a first generation German sociologist and friend of Max Weber, born in 1858 and died in 1918. He was a very prolific writer, authoring more than two hundred articles that appeared in a variety of journals, newspapers, and magazines during his lifetime with several more published after he died. He wrote fifteen major works in the fields of sociology, ethics, philosophy, and cultural criticism. Read more about Simmel and his contributions to the field of sociology.

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