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: 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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Send your ships out into uncharted seas! Nordic Man became spiritually enslaved to the machine. Basically The Decline of the West pt. Final clarification and the proper ending for “The Decline of the West”.

At the age of ten, his family moved to the university city of Halle.

Besides, I’ve seen the pictures. Oswald Spengler, Technology, and Human Nature. The Contributions of Mauss and Bourdieu. We should not fight our nature to better ourselves, but rather live to our potential and seize what we can while we can. Dpengler is a rather exhilarating essay on the unique human ability for creating new methods of surviving, living and thriving.

It selects neither its position, nor its nourishment, nor the other plants with which it produces its offspring.

Never have I read a book so wrong and so right at the same time. But we may now use that word only with a smile, when the dessert comes out. We are in our death throes as a civilization. But the obeyers hands increased, and thus anf developed, as a protest against man in the mass.

Trivia About Man and Technics Sign in to use this feature. 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 spengleer earlier work or so I’m assuming and shaped his poorly analyzed and reductionist views on technology around it.

A brief summation into the life-reflections of a deeply poetic, profound and prophetic man.

This was what Nietzsche meant by decadence: We are born into this tecnnics and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. Geoff rated it really liked it Jun 29, It does not move itself, but is moved by wind and warmth and light. Only dreamers believe spengker solutions. The time will soon past when you could be content to live concealed in the woods like timid deer!

Dec 28, Mobius1 rated it it was amazing. The animal of prey is the highest form of mobile life. 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!

Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life

Open Preview See a Problem? I refer to Ellul, who was of the opinion that mechanisms of relief will only increase lock-step with mechanisms of greater demand, necessarily. Wnd begins 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.

Studying the morphology of world-history, then, meant staying away from local and particular manifestations of its deep rhythms and dynamics. The triumph of the machine led to mass regimentation rather tecjnics fewer workers and less work — spelling the doom of Western civilization. Nov 18, Baethan Balor rated it it was amazing.

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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 start making sense. His childhood home was emotionally reserved, and the young Spengler turned to books and the great cultural personalities for succor.

He lived as a cloistered scholar, supported by his modest inheritance. European, Faustian culture is the most tragic culture, due to the conflict between its comprehensive intellectuality and its profound spiritual disharmony. Fuck me, the more I read this stuff the worse shit gets.

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

From to he worked at a grammar school Realgymnasium in Hamburg, where he taught science, German history, and mathematics. Antti Kauppinen – – In Guy Fletcher ed. Nov 16, David rated it it was techincs Recommends it for: 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 consequence they obtain an incorrect picture, both of what I have written and of the subject-matter about which I wrote.

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. He was a human being that was driven to live; indeed, his submission to the state was an exercise in that very real biological imperative.