: 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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The Chinese used technics primarily as a way as scaffolding for society, less as a way forward. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Talk of destiny is, of course, not new to Spengler. I think Spengler’s pessimism obscures the truth here, particularly because it comes at the issue from an overtly political angle.

He secretly weeps at the lack of things to conquer. Perhaps there is hope that the breaking up of much needless economic-business-management complexity is a way forward, but perhaps that point cannot come without a violent collapse of scaffolding that collapses under its own weight, ambition, and centralization. If formerly or always there technlcs been a division between the top and bottom, now the order is maintained but the mechanism or artifice is placed above them both.

S;engler is true to a degree, and has become more true as the value they produce has become proportionately larger. While not racist by Germany standards, Spengler saw clear competition between the west and other cultures of the world. As far as he was concerned, all ideologies catering to the human herd, from communism and Hitlerism to liberal democracy, were on the left and beneath contempt.

Wat hij de vertellen heeft vond ik in hoge mate relevant voor wie wil wijs worden uit wat zeg de vandaag op wereldvlak afspeelt. He has research interests in the history of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Austro-German philosophy and co-edited Wittgenstein and Scientism Routledge, Where once the flow of capital was the result of familial or individual agency, it has now become its own artifice, managed over by middling hands.


What could appeal to their romantic impulses andd than wanting spenhler stand on the moons of Neptune? Sign technjcs Create an account. Silti se tarjoaa oivia joskin sirpaleisia kurkistuksia Spenglerin metodiin tai sen mn ja filosofiaan.

Contest of Faculties Nad Revivals: It can still serve as a point of revival for Faustians!

He lived as a cloistered scholar, supported by his modest inheritance. I will want to read this again. May 20, Matt rated it liked it.

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His father, originally a mining technician, who came from a long line of mineworkers, was a post office bureaucrat. He technucs with the hunter-gatherer stage, the implied apogee of this tribe because Spengler sees our species simply in episodic decline from those halcyon days before antibiotics, wherein the terrible yet inevitable decision is made to use tools by way of the hand — the appendage, never mind the big brain that requires all those calories be ingested, that truly sets humans apart from the rest of the animal kingdom.

For non-whites, Spengler claims, technology is merely a weapon to be used against the Faustians who invented it and he wrote this before mass immigration! In consequence they obtain an incorrect picture, both of what I have written and of the subject-matter about which I wrote. Eveything takes place with it and in it. If the desire to know what that curtain is made of, and even to peer behind it, is not Faustian, then I don’t know what would be; and I can very well imagine that if Spemgler man were to go extinct, that particular question would technicw with him.

Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life

Spengler is, if nothing else, a fascinating read, captivating and frustrating in almost equal measure. In this he makes a number of predictions: The managerial class thought seems to take reserve with this, sensing a decay of agency. Be robbers and ravagers as soon as you ca not be rulers and owners, you men of knowledge! I do not think anything like that will happen. Mobile rated it liked it Jun 23, Now, as then, it is my conviction that the destiny of Man can only be understood by dealing with all the provinces of his activity simultaneously and comparatively, and avoiding the mistake of trying to elucidate some problem, say, of his politics or his religion or his art, solely in terms of particular sides of his being, in the belief that, this done, there is no more to be said.


Sarsilan essee taas tuntuu kovin repaleiselta, kuin muistiinpanoista kasaan kursitulta. Basically The Decline of the West pt. Nevertheless, in this book I venture to put forward some of the questions.

Various – – Routledge. Byhis influence was almost nil, although interest in his work would sporadically recur, not least among scholars of Heidegger and Ludwig Wittgenstein, and other cultural pessimists. A spiritual barrenness set in, and leaders became divorced from the people.

This is a rather exhilarating essay on the unique human ability for creating new methods of surviving, living and thriving. Jan 31, John St Evola rated it really liked it.

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Ignore sppengler prescriptive stuff, be the most critical reader of the descriptive things. There are many technophiles writing, during this period, among whom Spengler sits among the most dramatic. He began work on the first volume of Decline of the West intending at first to focus on Germany within Europe, but the Agadir Crisis affected him deeply, and he widened the scope of his study.

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His family was conservative German of the petite bourgeoisie. Jun 25, Writerlibrarian rated it liked it Shelves: Interesting, as always, is Spengler’s attention to nobility in the abstract. Tecnics are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.