: 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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After his father’s death in Spengler attended several universities Munich, Berlin, and Halle as a private scholar, taking courses in a wide range of subjects: I wonder what is the link between that and the so-called managerial class. This still makes him a fascist in the catch-all sense now current.

Ignore the prescriptive stuff, be the most critical reader of the descriptive things. In this he makes a number of predictions: There are many technophiles writing, during this period, among whom Spengler sits among the most dramatic.

During the war, however, his inheritance was largely useless because it was invested overseas; thus Spengler lived in genuine poverty for this period.

Spengler is an extremely interesting figure in the realm of speculative philosophy.

His major work was written before the Great War and this work Man and technics in the early ‘s. Final clarification and the proper ending for “The Decline of the West”.

Man And Technics (1932)

The time will soon past when you could be content to live concealed in the woods like timid deer! Geoff rated it really liked it Jun 29, Nov 15, TR rated it really liked it Shelves: I do agree with his assessment that modern technics was almost entirely a Faustian invention, despite the inclination of liberal apologists to point towards the inventions of the Chinese or the mathematics of the Arabs.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Given the current suicidal path Western Europe is following, spenglerr may turn out tedhnics be one of his more accurate predictions. Het past in mijn lectuur van Huizinga, Husserl, Heidegger en Toynbee History of Western Philosophy.

Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life by Oswald Spengler

See 1 question about Man and Technics…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. That bastard was running.

Certainly Man and Technics has many things in common with Tevhnics Untergang — its brooding character, grand ambition, and agonistic vision of life. It’s amazing to watch him make an ass of himself insofar as Darwin is concerned, and then sppengler up a bunch of stuff about so-called historical trends and ignore all manner of actual, contemporary scholarship on the matter at hand, and then watch him turn around and st Here’s the thing: Te lezen als de inleiding tot het grotere werk van Oswald Spengler zijnde der Untergang des Abendlandes.


He lived as a cloistered scholar, supported by his modest inheritance. He has research interests in the history of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Austro-German philosophy and co-edited Wittgenstein and Scientism Routledge, Spengler appears passionately in love with the tragic European fate; he revels in his own aporia, and the scorn he has in technivs for those of a different attitude “Time cannot spenyler delayed; there is no sage turnabout, no wise renunciation.

This is not Spengler’s most famous work. At the end he concludes: This battle is life, and life in the true Nietzschean spdngler of a cruel, pitiless, relentless battle deriving from the the Will to Power.

Harvey – – Routledge. Apr 01, Paul Christensen rated it liked it Shelves: Oswald’s prediction of there being fewer and fewer leaders of the mind or of the policy because of the daunting nature of technology — they’d kill themselves, abscond to non-technological civilizations or become shut-ins rather than commit themselves to a technology-dependent lifestyle, ultimately hostile to our Predatory heritage — seems unfounded and reads more like a projection of Spengler’s own disgust towards and fear of the hi-tech; little did he know in 60 years teenagers would be crossing borders and dissolving national consciousness, technifs apps, creating space ships and perfecting the ultimate virtual sex bot simulators.

Dergelijke grote overzichten van de stand der dingen zijn jammer genoeg uit de mode geraakt, maar ontzettend boeiend. Reading his comments on the main modes of the tevhnics predator contempt towards those below, hatred towards equals, envy towards the higher-ups with Erich Fromm’s characterization of the totalitarian mind in mind is enriching.

Jan 03, Allen Casey rated it really liked it. 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. His childhood home was emotionally reserved, and the young Spengler turned to books and the great cultural personalities for succor.


Due to a congenital heart problem, he was not called up for military service. For an anti-Marxist movement to ever become politically successful it must mobilise not only the masses, but also skilled writers capable of convincingly formulating a new ideal in harmony with the prevailing zeitgeist.

Jun 25, Writerlibrarian rated it liked it Shelves: 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!

The Contributions of Mauss and Bourdieu. Books by Oswald Spengler. He essentially predicts 80 years in advance our current immigration and outsourced labor crisis. One of his fears was that the west was sealing her doom by sharing technology with the rest of the world, a threat that the right has declared imminent my entire life. 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.

His view here is really incompatible with modern techno-society. Man and Technics is full of these sorts of remarks, testaments to the evocative style and vision of its author.

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I’m more fond of Jonathan Swift’s assessment of the species as rationis capax — “capabl “Optimism is cowardice. He mentions that the ‘heads’ will become increasingly unappreciated. His father, originally a mining technician, who came from a long line of mineworkers, was a post office bureaucrat. Ik heb het vooral gelezen als een soort van cultuurkritiek en meer speciaal over de relatie mens en techniek.

Sspengler then separated into commanders and obeyers; individual lives mattered little at this time according to Spengler; what mattered was the whole, the tribe, the sea voyage or building project.