Georg Simmel was a German sociologist, philosopher, critic, also a prolific writer, who published more than two hundred of his articles appeared in a great variety of journals, newspapers, and magazines during his lifetime, and several more were published posthumously. He wrote fifteen major works in the fields of philosophy, ethics, sociology, and cultural criticism, and another five or six less significant works.
“The Sociology of Secrecy and of Secret Societies” is an article, presented the systematic analysis of secret societies. Simmel describes and determinates the historical and psychological origin of the forms in which interactions take place between human beings. The totality of these interactions, springing from the most diverse impulses, directed toward the most diverse objects, and aiming at the most diverse ends, constitutes "society."
We are glad to present you the work of one of the great German sociologists, whose ideas have heavily influenced a vast array of scholars including renowned sociologists like Norbert Elias and Robert Park, the great European philosophers Martin Heidegger and Martin Buber, as well as the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Enjoy the reading!