The Sociology of Philosophical Canons: The Case of Georg Simmel

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This chapter is a case study in the formation of philosophical canons. The author focuses on the criteria that in early twentieth century, German-speaking philosophy could keep a philosopher out of the canon of ‘contemporary important philosophers deserving professional recognition’. The author’s case study is centred on Georg Simmel, though he briefly comments also on Edmund Husserl and Herrmann Cohen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistoriography and the Formation of Philosophical Canons
EditorsSandra Lapointe, Erich H. Reck
Place of PublicationNew York and London
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781003184294
ISBN (Print)9781032024349, 9781032026275
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 603119 Social philosophy
  • 603113 Philosophy
  • 603124 Theory of science
  • 603104 History of philosophy

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