: 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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He lived as a cloistered scholar, supported by his modest inheritance. For non-whites, Spengler claims, technology is merely a weapon to be used against hechnics Faustians who invented it and he wrote this before mass immigration! That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. But of this there are two stages.

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I refer to Ellul, who was of the opinion that mechanisms of relief will only increase lock-step with mechanisms of greater demand, necessarily. I will, but not without reservation. Het boekje dateert uitmaar laat ons vooral zien hoe gerechtvaardigd dit pessimisme wel is.

It made man creative. A Modern Elementary Logic.

While not racist by Germany standards, Spengler saw clear competition between the west and other cultures of the world. A spiritual barrenness set in, and leaders became divorced from the people.

He is, tecjnics, a horrible historian and an even worse scientist.

If he were still up in the Alps, he would be nodding grimly down at the many atheists, feminists, and homosexuals who welcome the growing presence of a religion that reviles them.

Inhe failed his doctoral thesis on Heraclitus because of insufficient references, which effectively ended his chances of an academic career. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Spengler sees the rise of western technics as an extension of the glory of the western story. Spengler appears passionately in love with the tragic European fate; he revels in his own aporia, and the scorn he has in store for those of a different attitude “Time cannot be delayed; there is no sage turnabout, no wise renunciation.


I gotta stop reading Spengler, he’s making me get too depressive haha. Would like to see a new edition.

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

Certainly no-one should read his works as historical analyses, much less technjcs prognostications, even if his vision of the relentless extension of technology into all areas of life does ring true. Indeed, ours is the final stage, the dramatic point of culmination.

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See 1 question about Man and Technics…. Akkoord of niet met wat hij zegt, wetenschappelijk juist of niet, het blijft interessante lectuur omdat het aanzet Dit boekje van pagina’s, een tweetalige Duits-Nederlandse uitgave heb ik erg de moeite waard gevonden.

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

Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life

View all 3 comments. In this short treatise, Spengler sets out, through some hackneyed and truncated anthropological gymnastics and philosophical assumptions, to techncs the path techbics destiny of humanity in general by way of a very specific tribe of that humanity, the proud — and, in essence, superior — Nordic. Against the backdrop of the rise of Nazism Spengler’s attitude becomes more understandable, but this still tevhnics excuse the book being constructed in an ass-backwards fashion — he exported the apocalyptic pessimism engrained in his earlier work or so I’m assuming and shaped his poorly analyzed and reductionist views on technology around it.


Man 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.

Here, too, he developed his affinity for the arts—especially poetry, drama, and music—and came under the influence of the ideas of Goethe and Nietzsche. In consequence they obtain an incorrect picture, both of what I have written and of the subject-matter technicx which I wrote.

Oswald Spengler was born in in Blankenburg then in the Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire at the foot of the Harz mountains, the eldest of four children, and the only boy. Now, as then, it is my conviction that the tecnnics 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.

The triumph of the machine led mam mass regimentation rather than fewer workers and less work — spelling the doom of Western civilization. However, Rechnics only ever knew the lyrics; I never wore the eyeliner.

We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end.