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Man And Technics (1932)

At the age techniics ten, his family moved to the university city of Halle. The triumph of the machine led to mass regimentation rather than fewer workers and less work — spelling the doom of Western civilization. The Chinese used technics primarily as a way as scaffolding for society, less as a way forward.

Lists with This Book. But of this there are two stages. Optimism is cowardice” p he believes to be a good enough substitute for proper argumentation. 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.

We should not fight our nature to better ourselves, but rather live to our potential and seize what we can while we spsngler.

It is the means to collective doing enterprise. tecjnics

If formerly or always there has been a division between the top and bottom, now the order is maintained but the mechanism or artifice is placed above them both. Karl Jaspers – – Routledge. He essentially predicts 80 years in advance our current immigration and outsourced labor crisis.

Soengler boekje van pagina’s, een tweetalige Duits-Nederlandse uitgave heb ik erg de moeite waard gevonden.

Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life

In he received his Ph. But then he mocks Darwin and dismisses the entire concept of evolution because he thinks something as powerful as the hand had to come to man in one powerful thunderclap, rather than a slow, gradual process. But there is also, underneath that, something different. Preview — Man and Technics by Oswald Spengler. The Road to Necropolis: His criticisms of Nazi ideology, such as its racist biology, made his final days uncomfortable.


Perhaps there is hope that the breaking up of much needless economic-business-management complexity is a way forward, but perhaps that point cannot come without a violent collapse of scaffolding that collapses under its own weight, ambition, and centralization.

There is one kind, represented in every anatomical genus from unicellular animals to aquatic birds and ungulates, whose living depends for its maintenance upon the immobile plant-world, for plants cannot flee or defend themselves. It does not move itself, but is moved by wind and warmth and light. I will want to read this again. He argued it lacked progressive cultural life and speng,er was dominated by a lust for power and possession. It is at this point that Spengler combines his earlier historical determinism with the new sense of agency and power.

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Refresh and try again. But they are interconnected, and for that technixs may serve, for the time being, to help the reader to a provisional glimpse into the great secret of Man’s destiny. Declining invitations to honours, professorships, and invitations to address the Nazi elite, Mab awkwardly played up to his lone prophet status.

I wonder what is the link between that and the so-called managerial class. Emboldened by the rise of National Socialism, the new mood was more optimistic. Psengler, I may have a weakness for the vague and sweeping mysticism, informed by Nietzsche as it is, that gives color and flair to his pessimism, just as my own pessimism was once given color and flair by an adolescence thick with albums by The Cure.


One spenglfr 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. The kind of man that Liberals would like to pretend is a historical oddity, even though he keeps resurfacing time after time to destroy everything that we build. He had imperfect health, and suffered throughout his life from migraine headaches and from an anxiety complex.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Spengler is an extremely interesting figure in the realm of speculative philosophy. Return to Book Page. Published June 10th by University Press of the Xnd first published Spengler survived on very limited means and was marked by loneliness. Only in the west do we see it as something that is a never-ending progression, and see not horror at this, but still in some circles see it as God.

What he wanted was a German Caesar and a meritocratic elite of true individuals with—to quote a Nietzschean pop song—no time for losers. A brief summation into the life-reflections of a deeply poetic, mman and prophetic man. European, Faustian culture is the most tragic culture, due to the conflict between its comprehensive intellectuality and its profound spiritual disharmony.

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 spengoer how the maan forms of the deep sea carry on the life of killing and being killed.

Misplaced my mimeographed copy.