Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie 14 (2):123–136 (2020)

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Johannes Steizinger
McMaster University
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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.
Keywords Georg Simmel  Philosophical Anthropology  Philosophy of Culture  Philosophy of Life  Lebensphilosophie  19th Century German Philosophy  20th Century German Philosophy
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