: 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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Man & Technics – A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life (1932, 53
Lists with This Book. While not racist by Germany standards, Spengler saw clear competition between the west and other cultures of the world. It imparts a high dignity to Man, as a type, that he is a beast of prey. We should not fight our nature to better ourselves, but rather live to our potential and seize what we can while we can.
View all 3 comments. Jan 03, Allen Casey rated it really liked it.
There is no other way. A great work of speculative philosophy which must be reexamined in today’s society. The Contributions of Mauss and Bourdieu.
Hell, I don’t even approve of the conceit Spenhler sapiensmaan loosely as “wise man” as it is. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Het boekje dateert uitmaar laat ons vooral zien hoe gerechtvaardigd dit pessimisme wel is. But “In the following pages I lay before the reader a few thoughts that are taken spenbler a larger work on which I have been engaged for years.
Ik heb dit boekje gelezen om te kijken of Spengler iets voor mij was? It is the means to collective doing enterprise. Misplaced my mimeographed copy. View all 5 comments.
Refresh and try again. Ignore the prescriptive stuff, be the most critical reader of the descriptive things. Innis – – Pennsylvania State University Press. The ambivalence continues throughout the book.
It can still serve as a point of revival for Faustians! Certainly no-one should read his works as historical analyses, much less as prognostications, even if his vision of the relentless extension of technology into all areas of life does ring true.
Nov 16, David rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Wat hij de vertellen heeft vond ik in hoge mate relevant voor wie wil wijs worden uit wat zeg de vandaag op wereldvlak afspeelt. Here the prey itself is mobile, and highly so, and moreover it is combative and well-equipped with dodges of all sorts. It’s amazing to watch him make an ass of himself insofar as Darwin is concerned, and then make 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: One of the key aspects of Spengler’s work was the cycle, and reading this book 85 years on, you can’t help but look for patterns and parallels.
In the fashion of his great mentor, Friedrich Nietzsche, Spengler gives us what he takes to be the genealogy of technics — from the birth of ‘civilization’ over 5, years ago to the modern, scientific era. Dec 09, Genjiro rated it it was amazing. Unfortunately, the Nordic tribe ends up stratifying, abandons technology which is then taken up by other, less white, tribes, who then use it to avenge themselves upon the long dominant Nordic tribe; meanwhile, the planet is rendered an ecological disaster through this technological orgy.
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. Very informative in providing a window into the German mind of that era. He owned no books, and took jobs as a tutor or wrote for magazines to earn additional income.
Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life
Man and Technics is full of these sorts of remarks, testaments to the evocative style and vision of its author. However, I only ever knew the lyrics; I never wore the eyeliner.
But this heroic and tragic image, thrown in almost as an afterthought, belies the survival instinct to which this poor unfortunate guard was in thrall to well before he peacocked around in his fascist trappings. At the end he concludes: The honourable end is the one thing that can not be taken from a man. Want to Read saving…. Here Spengler received a classical education at the local Gymnasium academically oriented secondary schoolstudying Greek, Latin, mathematics and natural sciences.
This still makes him a fascist in the catch-all sense now current.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Be robbers and tecnnics as soon as you ca not be rulers and owners, you men of knowledge! Our duty is to hold on spenglsr the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who, abd the eruption of Vesuvius, died at his post because technifs forgot to relieve him.
But the obeyers hands increased, and thus personality developed, as a protest against man in the mass. Harvey – – Routledge. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pom Basically The Decline of the West pt. 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 31, John St Evola rated it really liked it.
Reading his comments on the main modes of the noble 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. Spengler gives a compelling account of the nature of man, or at least a type sppengler man. My god I love this crazy ass German bastard.
Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life by Oswald Spengler
Stage 2 Speech and Enterprise Speech then arose for needs of conversation or command not thought or judgement. Philosophy and Theory After Deconstruction. 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.