Oswald Spengler

Oswald Spengler was a German historian and philosopher known for his book 'The Decline of the West', which proposes a cyclical theory of the rise and fall of civilizations.

Books

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  1. 1. Decline of the West

    "Decline of the West" is a comprehensive historical and philosophical work that explores the rise and fall of civilizations. The author argues that every civilization has a life cycle, from birth to maturity and finally to decline. He suggests Western civilization is in its final stage of decline, comparing it to the end phases of the Greco-Roman civilization. The book also introduces the concept of 'pseudomorphosis', where a civilization is so deeply influenced by a previous culture that it suppresses its own authentic culture.

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