The Metropolis and Mental Life

@inproceedings{Simmel2012TheMA,
  title={The Metropolis and Mental Life},
  author={Georg Simmel},
  year={2012}
}
The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life. The fight with nature which primitive man has to wage for his bodily existence attains in this modern form its latest transformation. The eighteenth century called upon man to free himself of all the historical bonds in the state and in religion… 

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