Rationality – Cultivation – Vitality: Simmel on the Pathologies of Modern Culture
ResumoThis paper reconstructs Georg Simmel’s writings on money and modernity with a view to outlining a multi-layered diagnosis of the pathologies of modern culture. The resulting framework allows for the distinction of three different perspectives, each of them based on a specific philosophical anthropology and presenting a distinctive assessment of the potentials and problematic features of modern life. In Simmel’s oeuvre, the pathologies of culture are understood as (1) irrational (from the perspective of rational teleological action); (2) alienating (from the perspective of subjective cultivation); and (3) mechanistic (from the perspective of trans-subjective vitality).
Bueno, A. (2019). Rationality – Cultivation – Vitality: Simmel on the Pathologies of Modern Culture. Dissonância: Revista De Teoria Crítica, 3. Recuperado de https://www.ifch.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/teoriacritica/article/view/3619
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