Simmel, "The Metropolis and Mental Life"
Summary of Simmel's primary claims: 1. The intellect preserves one's subjective life in the metropolis and functions as a kind of defense mechanism. 2. In an urban market economy, intellect and money are mutually r
The Metropolis and Mental Life
The deepest problems of modern life flow from the attempt of the individual to maintain the independence and individuality of his existence against the sovereign powers of society, against the weight o