History and Prophecy: Oswald Spengler and the Decline of the West

History and Prophecy: Oswald Spengler and the Decline of the West

by Klaus P. Fischer
     
 

This book provides insight into the work of Oswald Spengler (1880-1936), one of the most prophetic minds of the 20th century, whose dire historical predictions - world wars, ecological disasters, gigantic cities with unrestrained urban sprawl, increasing race conflicts, failure of nerve among the ruling elites, and rapid decline of cultural norms - have more than

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This book provides insight into the work of Oswald Spengler (1880-1936), one of the most prophetic minds of the 20th century, whose dire historical predictions - world wars, ecological disasters, gigantic cities with unrestrained urban sprawl, increasing race conflicts, failure of nerve among the ruling elites, and rapid decline of cultural norms - have more than passed the test of time. Besides focusing on Spengler the prophet and the controversies which surrounded his name in the 1920s, this book also emphasizes Spengler's pioneering role in the development of a comparative study of cultures based on biological principles.

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«Excellente présentation générale de la pensée de Spengler, cette étude destinée à des étudiants rendra service à tous ceux qui travaillent sur l'irrationalisme allemand et sa philosophie.» (D.B., Documents)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820410715
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1989
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 9: History, #59
Pages:
303

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