: Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life ( ): Oswald Spengler: Books. In this new and revised edition of Oswald Spengler’s classic, Man and Technics, Spengler makes a number of predictions that today, more than eighty years after . Man & Technics – A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life (, by Oswald Spengler. Publication date Topics philosophy, geopolitics.

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We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. Inhe failed his doctoral thesis on Heraclitus because of ,an references, which effectively ended his chances of an academic career.

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I rate this only 3 stars mostly because I found his argumentation in these first sections to be too short and unconvincing to justify what he was trying to say. Jan 03, Allen Casey rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. In time, they degenerate into civilizations, orderly and stable, lacking vigorous energy and so declining into defeat or extinction. There are many technophiles writing, during this period, among whom Spengler sits among the most dramatic.

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The time will soon past when you could be content to live concealed int he woods like timid deer” -Friedrich Nietzsche The Contributions of Mauss and Bourdieu.


Technics and Death in the Philosophy of Lewis Mumford. Indeed, ours is the final stage, the dramatic point of culmination. Every drop of water is a battlefield and we, who have the land-battle so constantly before our eyes that it is taken for granted or even forgotten, shudder to see how the fantastic forms of the deep sea carry on the life of killing and being killed. There anc no ‘men-in-themselves’ such as as the philospophers prattle about, but only men of a time, of locality, of a race, of a personality type, who contend in battle with a given world and win through or fail, while the universe around them moves slowly on with a godlike spenglef.

May 06, Magnus Seland andersson rated it really liked it. Hell, I don’t even spengleg of tecnnics conceit Homo sapienstranslated loosely as “wise man” as it is. European, Faustian culture is the most tragic culture, due to the conflict between its comprehensive intellectuality and its profound spiritual disharmony.

In the same sense there is a downward pulling strain from below, perhaps there is a middling push from above as well. Thanks for mah us about the problem. I do not think anything like that will happen. But Spengler, for his part, resisted their efforts, complaining, if obliquely, that their militaristic trchnics was just as shallow as those of the bourgeoisie. The Arabs were almost too academic and detached, introduced some practicality, but ultimately no more than a small-time improvment of things.

He knows they are a disaster and that the I picked this up as a test to see if I should commit to The Decline of the West. Akkoord of niet met wat hij zegt, wetenschappelijk juist of tecbnics, het blijft interessante lectuur omdat het aanzet Dit boekje van pagina’s, een tweetalige Duits-Nederlandse uitgave heb ik erg de moeite waard gevonden.


It would be a treasure to know how Spengler’s stance on these issues would be in our time. Dit boekje van pagina’s, een tweetalige Duits-Nederlandse uitgave heb ik erg de moeite waard gevonden.

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Against the backdrop of the rise of Nazism Spengler’s attitude becomes more understandable, but this still doesn’t excuse the book being constructed in an ass-backwards fashion — he exported the apocalyptic pessimism engrained in his earlier work or so I’m assuming and shaped his poorly analyzed and reductionist views on technology around it.

Oct 25, Griffin Wilson rated it liked it. Send your ships out into uncharted seas! May 20, Matt rated it liked it.

My god I love this crazy ass German bastard. Discussion Comments are disallowed for this post. Where Spengler loses me is in his adoration spenglwr these men. We are in our death throes as a civilization.

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