: 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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But experience with the earlier work showed that the majority of readers are not in a postion to maintain a general view over the mass of ideas as a whole, and so znd themselves in the detail of this or that domain which is familiar to them, seeing the rest either obliquely or not at all.

A Modern Elementary Logic. 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. But “In the following pages I lay before the reader a few thoughts that are taken from a larger work on which I have been engaged for years. These things get in the way of his precient views on spengker future.

Man And Technics (1932)

While not racist by Germany standards, Spengler saw clear competition between the west and technicz cultures of the world. The political left, he says, always had the sharper pens on their side. Jan 03, Allen Casey rated it really liked it. At the age of ten, his family moved to the university city of Halle.


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Certainly Man and Technics has many things in common with Der Untergang — its brooding character, grand ambition, and agonistic vision of life. In time, they degenerate into civilizations, orderly and stable, lacking vigorous energy and so declining spenglwr defeat or extinction. Te lezen als de inleiding tot het grotere anr van Oswald Spengler zijnde der Untergang des Abendlandes. Be robbers and ravagers as soon as you ca not be rulers and owners, you men of knowledge!

Fuck me, the more I read this stuff the worse shit gets. Man in the Modern Age Routledge Revivals. The animal of prey is the highest form of mobile life.

The good news is that he refused to serve the Nazis. European Philosophy categorize this paper. Nov 15, TR rated it really liked it Shelves: Antti Kauppinen – – In Guy Fletcher ed. Stage 2 Speech and Enterprise Speech then arose for needs of conversation or command not thought or judgement.

Inhe failed his doctoral thesis on Heraclitus because of insufficient references, which effectively ended his chances of an academic career. Philosophy and Theory After Deconstruction. Never have I fechnics a book so wrong and so right at the same time.

Whilst Spengler’s conception of technology as being the fruits of a predatory ur-nature, which in society is translated into creativity and Will-to-power — for its own sake — is interesting and his concern for ecology appreciated, anf book is rife with dogmatic essentialism, a very narrow view of culture, smug pessimism and, of course, eurocentrism.


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 xnd, this done, there is no more to be said.

It made man creative. Christopher Norris – – Routledge. No keywords specified fix it. Man and Technics is full of these sorts of remarks, testaments to the evocative style and vision of its author.

His view here is really incompatible with modern techno-society. He was a human being that was driven to technucs indeed, his submission to the state was technocs exercise in that very real biological imperative. Science Logic and Mathematics.

So the Faustian mind became weary of tfchnics, and returned to contemplating nature the green movement, the new age movement etc. Only dreamers believe in solutions.