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  The Decline of the West - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spengler divides the concepts of culture and civilization, the former focused inward and growing, the latter outward and merely expanding.
Spengler is neither wholly pro-religion nor anti-religion, but he does differentiate between manifestations of religion that appear within a civilization’s developmental cycle.
Spengler notes the urge of a nation toward universalism, idealism, and imperialism in the wake of a major geopolitical enemy’s defeat.
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 Oswald Spengler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Oswald Spengler was born in 1880 in Blankenburg at the foot of the Harz mountains, the eldest of four children, and the only boy.
Spengler's vision of the cyclical nature of civilization and the contemporeneity of the end of the Western European cycle led William Seward Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg to look for the seeds of the next cycle in the vibrant, marginalized communities of which they were a part.
Spengler was a pivotal influence on Francis Parker Yockey, who wrote Imperium as a sequel to The Decline of the West.
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 Oswald Spengler: An Introduction to his Life and Ideas
Oswald Spengler was born in Blankenburg (Harz) in central Germany in 1880, the eldest of four children, and the only boy.
Spengler had tied up most of his money in foreign investments, but the war had largely invalidated them, and he was forced to live out the war years in conditions of genuine poverty.
Spengler's vast knowledge of the arts allowed him to place learned emphasis on their importance to the symbolism and inner meaning of a Culture, and the passages on art forms are generally regarded as being among the more thought-provoking.
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 Oswald Spengler, 1880-1936
The German historicist writer, Oswald Spengler, was born at Blankenburg, Harz, studied at Halle, Munich and Berlin and taught mathematics (1908) in Hamburg before devoting himself entirely to the compilation of the prophetic philosophy of history, The Decline of the West (Vol.
In this work, Spengler argued by analogy, in the manner of Hegel and Marx, that all civilizations or cultures are subject to the same cycles of growth and decay in accordance with predetermined "historical destiny." The soul of Western Civilization is dead.
Spengler was more concerned with the present and future rather than with the origins of civilization.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Spengler, Oswald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
SPENGLER, OSWALD [Spengler, Oswald], 1880-1936, German historian and philosopher.
Spengler maintained that every culture passes a life cycle from youth through maturity and old age to death.
Spengler upheld the ideal of obedience to the state and supported German hegemony in Europe.
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 Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler was born at Blankenburg am Hars, the son of Bernhard Spengler, a post office official, and Pauline (Grantzow) Spengler.
Spengler also used the analogy of four seasons: the spring (birth and infancy), summer (youth), fall (maturity), and winter (old age and decay).
Spengler acknowledged his debt to Goethe, who followed in his poem 'Die Metamorphose der Pflanze' the development of the plant-form from the leaf through a series of intermediate forms.
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 Amazon.com: The Decline of the West (Oxford Paperbacks): Books: Oswald Spengler,Helmut Werner,H. Stuart Hughes,Arthur ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Oswald Spengler was a schoolteacher of immense intellect.
The Decline of the West is the magnum opus of Oswald Spengler (1880-1936), a German historian and philosopher.
Spengler's style in elucidating a history of the west, and developing an hypothesis of universal and collective human behavior, is punctuated by the era in which he wrote: the early 20th century.
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 Oswald Spengler: Criticism and Tribute
Spengler's cyclic interpretation of history stated that a civilization was an organism having a definite and fixed life-span and moving from infancy to senescence and death by an internal necessity comparable to the biological necessity that decrees the development of the human organism from infantile imbecility to senile decrepitude.
Spengler, as the very basis of his hypothesis, regards the Classical world as a civilization distinct from, and alien to, our own -- a civilization that, like the Egyptian, lived, died, and is now gone.
But Spengler's showing that such a decline seems to have occurred at a definite point in the development of a number of fundamentally different civilizations with, of course, radically different religions provides us with data that we must take into account when we try to ascertain the true causes of the decline.
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 Spengler decline of the west
Oswald Spengler (May 29, 1880 - May 8, 1936) was a German philosopher and mathematician.
Spengler, a man of wide education with a PhD in philosophy, conceived the idea for "The Decline of the West" during the Agadir Crisis of 1911, when he formed the opinion that a general European war was inevitable.
Spengler's work was written largely during the times of the carnage of the first world war, the first volume being published in 1918.
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 Oswald Spengler Notes, by John S Moore
He sees Spengler as vulgar and populist, that despite the all pervasiveness of the Faustian, Spinoza as a Jew is outside it, suggesting perhaps that race is more important.
Spengler seems more acceptable than all the others because the orientation of his so called insights is not so repressive.
Spengler does not say that the modern businessman is heroic only that he is inevitably what Nietzsche reduces to in the modern world.
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 Commentary Magazine - Oswald Spengler: A Critical Estimate, by H. Stuart Hughes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Oswald Spengler: A Critical Estimate, by H. Stuart Hughes
Trevor-Roper, H. OSWALD SPENGLER'S famous book The Decline of the West was first published in the summer of 9I 8.
...Hughes admits, that Spengler is heroically wrong in method: that he deduces facts from his own theories, bases his accounts of whole cultures on fragmentary data, and introduces meaningless abstractions such as "Destiny" to evade, and absurd mumbo-jumbo to conceal, his difficulties...
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 Oswald Spengler and the crisis of Western Civilisation
Nevertheless, Spengler's book is a work of monumental scholarship, discussing in depth such diverse topics as mathematics, music, architecture, painting, theology and money, with brief but still erudite excursions into other subjects including law, chemistry, linguistics, space-time relativity and literature, integrating them all into a single coherent philosophy.
Spengler says very little about the Peruvian Culture, but Francis Yockey, one of his foremost disciples, regards it as a twin of the Mexican, suffering the same fate.
Spengler does not discuss later developments in those cultures, but it is obvious that without the heritage of Chinese civilisation, there would have been no Tang or Song dynasties, which left us a rich legacy of highly refined art and poetry.
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 Oswald Spengler Biography / Biography of Oswald Spengler Biography
Oswald Spengler was born at Blankenburg am Harz on May 29, 1880, the son of a postal official.
After recovering from a nervous breakdown in 1905-1906, Spengler taught in secondary schools until a small inheritance from his mother allowed him in 1911 to move to Munich as a private scholar.
An extensive discussion of Spengler is in Pitirim A. Sorokin, Modern Historical and Social Philosophies (1963; first published in 1950 as Social Philosophies of an Age of Crisis), and a brief chapter on him is in Erich Heller, The Disinherited Mind (1952).
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 Spengler's Future (John Reilly) - book review
Spengler's Future is certainly not a serious attempt to predict the future, but it is hard to know how seriously we are expected to take the "purely heuristic" historical parallels.
But criticising Spengler's Future as history is like criticising Aesop's Fables on the grounds that animals can't speak: it is better read as a morality story, a historical fable, as it were.
He writes there that "Dr. Spengler's Temporal Analogizer should be kept out of the hands of gullible undergraduates, German revanchists and recovering Logical Positivists." In this context I'm not sure I don't prefer logical positivism.
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Oswald Spengler was born in 1880 at Blankenburg, Germany.
For many years Spengler lived quietly in his home in Munich.
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 Waggish: Robert Musil on Oswald Spengler
One can see this as a unified picture and elaborate it in terms of a single cause by always keeping to a central perspective, as Spengler does, but one can also find satisfaction in the exact opposite....
Sweeping ideological attempts like Spengler's are quite beautiful, but they suffer today from the fact that far too few of the inner possibilities have had the ground prepared for them.
Musil is attacking Spengler's Decline of the West, and specifically its treatment of the so-called social construction of reality, which keenly anticipates a good deal of the postmodern project that would start up three decades later.
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 Asia Times Online :: The Complete Spengler
Spengler also advises Joseph J Nagarya to go back to Sunday school.
Spengler replies to readers' queries on a variety of subjects.
Dear Spengler, Are the terrorists beatable, or should I just resign myself to the fact that Bush's "war on terror" is going to last for a long long time?
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 Oswald Spengler - the Decline of the West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Oswald Spengler - the Decline of the West
The spell of a "second religiousness" comes upon it, and Late-Classical man turns to the practice of the cults of Mithras, of Isis, of the Sun - those very cults into which a soul just born in the East has been pouring a new wine of dreams and fears and loneliness.
Spengler's Decline of the West has been out of print but is now available (in England) from the publisher's representative (the publisher is now Random House):
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 Modern History Sourcebook: Oswald Spengler: The Decline of The West, 1922   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The future of the West is not a limitless tending upwards and onwards for all time towards our presents ideals, but a single phenomenon of history, strictly limited and defined as to form and duration, which covers a few centuries nd can be viewed and, in essentials, calculated from available precedents.
Life will descend to a level of general uniformity, a new kind of primitivism, and the world will be better for it.....
From: Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West, 2 Vols., trans.
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 Oswald Spengler | German Philosopher | The Decline of the West | Questia.com Online Library
VI "Spengler and the Predicament of the Historical Imagination")
IV "History and Destiny: Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee")
Oswald Spengler on Cosmopolis and Depopulation, in Population and Development Review
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 AllRefer.com - Oswald Spengler (Historians, European, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Spengler, Oswald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Spengler, Oswald SPENGLER, OSWALD [Spengler, Oswald], 1880-1936, German historian and philosopher.
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Twilight Of The Evening Lands; Oswald Spengler–a Half Century Later [by] John F. Fennelly
Sounds Of A Cowhide Drum; Poems, By Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali.
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 Oswald Spengler Quotes
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Except for his doctor's thesis on Heraclitus, he published nothing before the first volume of The Decline of the West, which appeared when he was thirty-eight.
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