Kant and the Barbarians

Kant and the Barbarians

by Carlos Wiggen


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Apocalyptic views on our future are commonplace today.

Revolutionary outlooks took hold of scholars and students alike in the 1960s.

Oswald Spengler wrote his prophetic DECLINE OF THE WEST in the 1920s.

Friedrich Nietzsche saw the need for a revaluation of all values in the 1880s.

Karl Marx envisioned the general breakdown of the industrial nations in the 1840s.

But, the first modern thinker to spot the writing on the wall was IMMANUEL KANT.

His perspectives on a possible backslide from civilized society to a havoc of rebarbarization date from the 1790s, some 220 years prior to the doomsday scenarios displayed on our flatscreens.

Of all the Enlightenment philosophers, KANT was the only one whose concerns, even today, prove to be right on the mark.


Carlos Wiggen, doctor of philosophy and history of ideas, author of Barbary and Civilization, presents and discusses the Kantian notes on the frailty of civilization and the need for a resolute defense in this personal, essayistic tour de force exposition of one of the true giants of thought in Western culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477666913
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2012
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Carlos Wiggen is an accomplished author with academic as well as technical background. His published works include: Torch of the North Sea (ISBN 82-05-11924-4), Battleship Scharnhorst (ISBN 82-09-01655-5), The dark Ship (ISBN 3-502-51893-9), Arcadia (ISBN 82-02-16709-4), The invincible Fortress (ISBN 82-588-0920-2), A Fool for new Eternities (ISBN 82-419-0159-3), Barbary and Civilization (ISBN 978-82-7634-171-3), The Question of the Holy Grail (ISSN 0806-3222), Philosophy and Drama (ISBN 978-82-7477285-4), Plato and his Demon (ISBN 978-1470129750) and Kant and the Barbarians (ISBN 978-1477666913). He also wrote the original script of the feature film "The Dive" and various TV documentaries.
A comprehensive bio and profile on Carlos Wiggen is available at The Internet Movie Database http://www.IMDb.com e-mail: sylvancove@bluewin.ch

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