In this paper I discuss the significance of Simmel’s conception of death as presented in his capstone work Lebensanschauung (1918). I argue that for Simmel death is the form of all cultural forms and that it has a transcendental, form-giving function for life in its concrete unfolding. I conclude with a brief examination of the thought of immortality and some suggestions about how Simmel’s conception of death has a bearing on current issues such as the increment of life-expectancy in developed countries.

The Moral Significance of Death in Georg Simmel's Metaphysics of Life / STAITI A. - In: SIMMEL STUDIES. - ISSN 1616-2552. - 21:1(2017), pp. 73-88.

The Moral Significance of Death in Georg Simmel's Metaphysics of Life

STAITI, ANDREA SEBASTIANO
2017

Abstract

In this paper I discuss the significance of Simmel’s conception of death as presented in his capstone work Lebensanschauung (1918). I argue that for Simmel death is the form of all cultural forms and that it has a transcendental, form-giving function for life in its concrete unfolding. I conclude with a brief examination of the thought of immortality and some suggestions about how Simmel’s conception of death has a bearing on current issues such as the increment of life-expectancy in developed countries.
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